The Costs of Accidents in Qatar, Oman, and Saudi Arabia Construction Industry

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Umar, T. (2020). The Costs of Accidents in Qatar, Oman, and Saudi Arabia Construction Industry. International Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics (IJSRECE).
AuthorsUmar, T.
Abstract

Considering the construction projects and the current status of occupational safety in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, this article attempts to estimate the costs of accidents in construction. The parameters used in these estimates include the values of the current projects in the three main countries including Qatar, Oman, and Saudi Arabia; and the amount disbursed by the government organizations against injuries, disabilities, and deaths. The total costs of an accident in Oman are estimated at US$ 415,620 with an economic burden of US$ 205.73 Million/year. In Saudi Arabia, the costs of an accident are estimated at US$ 91,940, while the economic burden of the Saudi economy is estimated at US$ 261.11 Million/year. Similarly, the costs of an accident in the Qatari construction industry stand at US$ 205,526. The costs of an accident in these countries are quite higher than the costs in the USA, UK, AUS, and SA.

KeywordsHealth & Safety, Costs of Accident, Direct costs, Indirect costs, Construction industry, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia.
Year2020
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics (IJSRECE)
PublisherInderscience Publishers
Publication process dates
Accepted27 Jan 2020
Deposited04 Feb 2020
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CC BY 3.0
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