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iSafeIncentive: Transforming Construction Safety Culture through Blockchain Incentives

  • Mehrtash Soltani
  • Dohyeong Kim
  • Akeem Pedro
  • Jaehun Yang
  • Si Tran
  • Doyeop Lee
  • Chansik Park

A significant challenge has long persisted in the construction industry: the lack of a robust incentive system to encourage and motivate workers to prioritize safety. While safety culture has been recognized as crucial, traditional approaches to incentivizing safe behaviours often encounter roadblocks, such as heavy documentation processes, recognition delays, and resource allocation difficulties. This paper addresses this problem by introducing an innovative approach to incentivize and cultivate a safety culture in the construction industry. iSafeincentive integrates blockchain technology and computer vision to develop a novel solution revolutionizing safety monitoring and incentive distribution. Computer vision technology is employed for real-time analysis of safety conditions based on on-site images, ensuring the immediate identification of safe practices. Simultaneously, blockchain technology safeguards the incentive distribution process's integrity and transparency, addressing traditional methods' shortcomings. The findings suggest that iSafeincentive offers an efficient and secure method for rewarding safe activities among workers. Furthermore, the integrated platform offers a promising pathway to enhance job site safety practices, ultimately reducing accidents and incidents within the construction sector

  • Keywords:
  • Safety Culture,
  • Incentive Programs,
  • Blockchain Technology,
  • Computer Vision,
  • Construction Industry,
  • Workplace Safety,
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Mehrtash Soltani

Chung Ang University, Korea (the Republic of) - ORCID: 0000-0002-5217-2010

Dohyeong Kim

Chung Ang University, Korea (the Republic of)

Akeem Pedro

Chung Ang University, Korea (the Republic of) - ORCID: 0000-0002-7884-5316

Jaehun Yang

Chung Ang University, Korea (the Republic of) - ORCID: 0000-0002-8192-340X

Si Tran

Chung Ang University, Korea (the Republic of) - ORCID: 0000-0003-0080-751X

Doyeop Lee

Chung Ang University, Korea (the Republic of) - ORCID: 0000-0002-6559-8782

Chansik Park

Chung Ang University, Korea (the Republic of) - ORCID: 0000-0003-2256-300X

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Chapter Title

iSafeIncentive: Transforming Construction Safety Culture through Blockchain Incentives

Authors

Mehrtash Soltani, Dohyeong Kim, Akeem Pedro, Jaehun Yang, Si Tran, Doyeop Lee, Chansik Park

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10.36253/979-12-215-0289-3.35

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CONVR 2023 - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality

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Managing the Digital Transformation of Construction Industry

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Pietro Capone, Vito Getuli, Farzad Pour Rahimian, Nashwan Dawood, Alessandro Bruttini, Tommaso Sorbi

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2023

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Firenze University Press

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