Selection of safety officers in an indian construction organization by using grey relational analysis

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Sunku Venkata Siva Rajaprasad


Stakeholders are responsible for implementing the occupational health and safety provisions in an organization. Irrespective of organization, the role of safety department is purely advisory as it coordinates with all the departments, and this is crucial to improve the performance. Selection of safety officer is vital job for any organization; it should not only be based on qualifications of the applicant, the incumbent should also have sufficient exposure in implementing proactive measures. The process of selection is complex and choosing the right safety professional is a vital decision. The safety performance of an organization relies on the systems being implemented by the safety officer. Application of multi criteria decision-making tools is helpful as a selection process. The present study proposes the grey relational analysis(GRA) for selection of the safety officers in an Indian construction organization. This selection method considers fourteen criteria appropriate to the organization and has ranked the results. The data was also analyzed by using technique for order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal solution (TOPSIS) and results of both the methods are strongly correlated


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Sunku Venkata Siva Rajaprasad, Associate Professor,National Institute of Construction Management and Research,NAC CAMPUS,Hyderabad,Telangana state,India

Associate Professor,National Institute of Construction Management and Research,NAC CAMPUS,Hyderabad,Telangana state,India


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