Building Information Modeling Safety Benefits & Opportunities
Department or Administrative Unit
Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction
SH&E professionals in the construction industry should view building information modeling (BIM) as a tool to improve worker safety and health.
BIM can be used in worker safety training and education, design for safety, safety planning (job hazard analysis and pretask planning), accident investigation, and facility and maintenance phase safety.
SH&E professionals should encourage other construction disciplines to review safety issues while performing design or constructability reviews. BIM is a tool that can facilitate this process.
Rajendran, S. & Clarke, B. (2011). Building Information Modeling Safety Benefits & Opportunities. Professional Safety, 56(10), 44-51.
Copyright © 2011 American Society of Safety Professionals
This article was originally published in Professional Safety. The full-text article from the publisher can be found here.
Due to copyright restrictions, this article is not available for free download from ScholarWorks @ CWU.