Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Construction Management

First Advisor's Name

Nipesh Pradhananga

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Jose A. Faria

Second Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member

Third Advisor's Name

Lu Zhang

Third Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member


construction engineering and management

Date of Defense



The main purpose of this study was to understand the fall safety perspective of the construction professionals by analyzing their attributes, workplace safety knowledge, behavior and conduct, and identifying trends in their fall safety opinions. The study involved analysis of the survey data of the 847 construction professionals who participated in the fall training program conducted in the Miami-Dade and Broward County area. About two-thirds of the participants felt that they had adequate safety knowledge, and about half of them said they encountered fall hazards on a daily or weekly basis. The study also found that vulnerability of fall hazards decreased as the age of the participants increased. Lesser susceptibility to fall hazards was observed for the participants who were provided safety training on site, and those who have stricter employers. This study also addresses the knowledge gap in the study of construction workers’ fall safety opinions by analyzing the most recent data set.





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