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Title: Migration and health in the construction industry: Culturally centering voices of Bangladeshi workers in Singapore
Authors: Dutta, M.J 
Keywords: construction industry
injury
labor migration
public health
safety
workplace
Article
Bangladeshi
building industry
comprehension
confusion (uncertainty)
construction worker
cultural factor
fatigue
food insecurity
help seeking behavior
human
insomnia
interpersonal communication
migrant worker
migration
occupational accident
occupational hazard
occupational health
occupational safety
productivity
Singapore
sleep deprivation
traffic and transport
workplace
Caucasian
health disparity
occupational accident
safety
statistics and numerical data
Singapore [Southeast Asia]
Accidents, Occupational
Construction Industry
European Continental Ancestry Group
Health Status Disparities
Humans
Occupational Health
Safety
Singapore
Transients and Migrants
Transportation
Workplace
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Dutta, M.J (2017). Migration and health in the construction industry: Culturally centering voices of Bangladeshi workers in Singapore. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14 (2) : 132. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14020132
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Construction workers globally face disproportionate threats to health and wellbeing, constituted by the nature of the work they perform. The workplace fatalities and lost-time injuries experienced by construction workers are significantly greater than in other forms of work. This paper draws on the culture-centered approach (CCA) to dialogically articulate meanings of workplace risks and injuries, voiced by Bangladeshi migrant construction workers in Singapore. The narratives voiced by the participants suggest an ecological approach to workplace injuries in the construction industries, attending to food insecurity, lack of sleep, transportation, etc. as contextual features of work that shape the risks experienced at work. Moreover, participant voices point to the barriers in communication, lack of understanding, and experiences of incivility as features of work that constitute the ways in which they experience injury risks. The overarching discourses of productivity and efficiency constitute a broader climate of threats to worker safety and health. © 2017 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Source Title: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/183551
ISSN: 1661-7827
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14020132
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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