Abstract for: An Analysis of Mental Process within Construction Workforces for Project-level Safety Management

Safety management parts can be classified into Environment-based Safety Management (ESM) and Human-based Safety Management (HSM). To attain a desired safety level, improving both parts is required. The current safety management, however, is conducted focusing mainly on the ESM, not on the HSM. In order to conduct balanced safety management, a mental process model to support the HSM is a requisite. Thus, this study presents a mental process model which explicates how a worker makes a decision on safe behaviors. The model consists of three sub-models: Model for Worker’s Decision-Making on Safe Behavior, Model for Optimistic Recovery, and Model for Habituation. This study has provided a better understanding and a logical basis for the HSM.