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Fusing RFID with Mobile technology for Enhanced Safety of Construction Project Team Members

Osunsanmi, Temidayo; Oke, Ayodeji E.; Aigbavboa, Clinton O.


Ayodeji E. Oke

Clinton O. Aigbavboa


The development of the fourth industrial revolution has provided different inventions for assessing real-time locations among them includes RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). Thus, this study proposes fusing RFID with mobile technology for easy identification of construction workers on site towards enhancing construction safety. The study adopted convenience purposive sampling method in obtaining data from selected construction professionals in Gauteng Province South Africa. A total of 34 questionnaires were obtained from the construction professionals out of 40 that was distributed. The data were analyzed with SPSS V 24, using, frequency distribution. The result from the analysis shows that the construction professionals are willing to adopt RFID for construction safety purpose. The study concludes that fusing RFID with mobile technology will decrease occurrence of accident on construction site. The article provides an innovative approach towards improving the safety of construction workers as it changes the perception of safety personnel from a reactive point of view to a proactive approach. Hence, it is envisaged that innovative ideas for ensuring construction workers safety will require an interdisciplinary collaboration between computer scientist and safety personnel.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Start Date Oct 29, 2018
End Date Nov 1, 2018
Online Publication Date Nov 1, 2018
Publication Date 2018
Deposit Date Jun 30, 2022
Pages 312-321
Series ISSN 2169-8767
Book Title Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Keywords Fourth Industrial Revolution; Health Hazards; Occupational Health and Safety; Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
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