Analysis of Impact of COVID-19 and Other Occupational Infectious Diseases on Construction of Transportation Projects

Nikhitha Adepu, Sharareh Kermanshachi, Apurva Pamidimukkala

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Abstract

Infectious diseases affect those who are employed in many occupations, not just in human and animal healthcare industries and laboratories. Those who work in the construction industry are frequently exposed to infectious diseases caused by harmful pathogens in the air, water, soil, and chemicals at worksites, making it critical to identify the specific causes and effective preventative measures. This study aims to identify the causes and the short- and long-term health effects of these diseases on workers and develop strategies to overcome them. A comprehensive analysis of existing literature revealed 13 infectious diseases that we categorized according to their source. Strategies for controlling and mitigating the effects of the infections were identified and arranged in a hierarchy of effectiveness, from most efficient to least efficient. The study's findings will enhance construction employers' understanding of infectious diseases that put their employees at risk, enabling them to help their employees remain healthy and safe by adhering to workplace safety precautions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2022
Subtitle of host publicationInfrastructure Systems - Selected Papers from the Proceedings of the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2022
EditorsHeng Wei
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages166-177
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780784484364
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
EventInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2022, ICTD 2022 - Seattle, United States
Duration: May 31 2022Jun 3 2022

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2022: Application of Emerging Technologies - Selected Papers from the Proceedings of the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2022
Volume6

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2022, ICTD 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period5/31/226/3/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation

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