Workplace Safety and Health Institute Research Grant
Workplace Safety and Health in the Singapore Construction Industry: Assessing the Nexus between Mental Health and Productivity
The research team of UON Singapore was awarded the WSHI (Workplace Safety and Health Institute) Research Grant running from May 2014 to July 2015 for the research project Workplace Safety and Health in the Singapore Construction Industry: Assessing the Nexus between Mental Health and Productivity. The research was conducted with our industry collaborator Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Company on their construction worksites.
The aim of the research project was to determine the prevalence of psychosocial illnesses in a representative cross-section of construction workers in Singapore, and the consequences of such illnesses on workers' general health, safety and productivity.
The study has enabled us to implement suitable intervention measures on top of existing measures to ensure the mental health of construction workers in Singapore is taken care of. The final research project will include the results and impact of such interventions.
Principal Investigator, Professor Amir Mahmood
Co-Adviser and Quality Assurance and Control, Professor Brian Kelly
Occupational Therapist, Associate Professor Carole James
Bio Statistician, Mr Santu Ghosh (Sri Ramachandra University, India)
Research Assistants, Ms Shanu Rekha Loganathan and Mr Goh Jun Jie