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Design and implementation of an identification system in construction site safety for proactive accident prevention

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posted on 07.03.2013, 11:38 by Huanjia Yang, David A.S. Chew, Weiwei Wu, Zhipeng Zhou, Qiming Li
Identifying accident precursors using real-time identity information has great potential to improve safety performance in construction industry, which is still suffering from day to day records of accident fatality and injury. Based on the requirements analysis for identifying precursor and the discussion of enabling technology solutions for acquiring and sharing real-time automatic identification information on construction site, this paper proposes an identification system design for proactive accident prevention to improve construction site safety. Firstly, a case study is conducted to analyze the automatic identification requirements for identifying accident precursors in construction site. Results show that it mainly consists of three aspects, namely access control, training and inspection information and operation authority. The system is then designed to fulfill these requirements based on ZigBee enabled wireless sensor network (WSN), radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and an integrated ZigBee RFID sensor network structure. At the same time, an information database is also designed and implemented, which includes 15 tables, 54 queries and several reports and forms. In the end, a demonstration system based on the proposed system design is developed as a proof of concept prototype. The contributions of this study include the requirement analysis and technical design of a real-time identity information tracking solution for proactive accident prevention on construction sites. The technical solution proposed in this paper has a significant importance in improving safety performance on construction sites. Moreover, this study can serve as a reference design for future system integrations where more functions, such as environment monitoring and location tracking, can be added.

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  • Science

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  • Computer Science

Citation

YANG, H. ... et al, 2012. Design and implementation of an identification system in construction site safety for proactive accident prevention. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 48, pp. 193-203.

Publisher

© Elsevier

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2012

Notes

This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2011.06.017

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0001-4575

Language

en

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