Brenda Ip's scientific contributions

Publications (4)

Conference Paper
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Hong Kong is experiencing a massive increase in construction output. However, the cost of work-related accidents and ill-health in the construction industry account for as much as 8.5% of project costs when social, direct and indirect costs are included. The industry in general is receptive to change and becoming more OHS conscious but the forces d...
Technical Report
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The expected increase in output within the next two years with the onset of the MTR projects presents a serious dilemma. Accident rates mirror output in the construction industry and we should anticipate a significant increase in the accident rate with the increase in output. Thus, it is necessary to plan now for the expected upturn - the situation...

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... Workers may think that they are able to get the job done without following safety rules and procedures. Their "can do" attitude creates vicious circle by never saying no to unreasonable demands from clients on speed, such as the four-day floor cycle can hardly be achieved in other locations (Rowlinson, Yip & Poon, 2008). ...
... At an individual level, burnout has been associated with mental and physical health problems, for example, psychological distress, anxiety, depression, reduced self‐esteem [3]. At an organization level, burnout is also consistently linked to negative attitudes towards work, which include low levels of motivation, job satisfaction and organizational commitment, but high levels of job uncertainty [4]. These in turn induce counter‐productive work behavior, such as reduced productivity, absenteeism and staff turnover and hence lower the overall effectiveness of the organization itself [5]. ...