Identification of Occupational Hazard in High-Rise Building Construction Projects


  • Dipesh Dhakal Faculty of Science and Technology, School of Engineering, Pokhara University, Pokhra-30, Nepal
  • Om Prakash Giri Faculty of Science and Technology, School of Engineering, Pokhara University, Pokhra-30, Nepal



Construction Projects, Occupational Hazard, Accidents, Preventive Measures


Occupational hazards in high-rise building construction projects pose significant threats to the well-being of workers. This research aimed to comprehensively study these hazards, employing a mixed-methods approach for data collection. Primary data were gathered through field observation, questionnaire surveys, and Key Informant Interviews (KII). Convenient sampling was employed to select 75 respondents for the study on occupational hazards in high-rise construction. This method facilitated practical and accessible participant recruitment for data collection. Data analysis for the study was conducted using the statistical tool SPSS. The result revealed that working at height was the major physical hazard, cement and stone dust were the primary chemical hazard, live wires were the major electrical hazard, and continuous overtime work was the predominant physiological hazard. Job dissatisfaction emerged as a major psychological hazard. Additionally, the study highlights the importance of proactive hazard identification and emphasizes the need for preventive measures. Through these insights, the construction sector can strive towards creating a safer and healthier work environment, ultimately reducing accidents and enhancing the overall well-being of workers involved in high-rise building projects.


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How to Cite

Dhakal, D. ., & Giri, O. P. (2024). Identification of Occupational Hazard in High-Rise Building Construction Projects. Asia-Pacific Journal of Management and Technology (AJMT), 4(3), 15-24.