The Labor Inspection Act begins with the purpose of implementing labor inspections, enforcing labor Acts and Regulations, protecting the rights and interests of labor and management, and maintaining social stability and economic development. As regards balances, this Act not solely considers labor’s welfare, but it also explores the attainment of social prosperity through administrative governance.
From the Construction Industry’s viewpoint, the Labor Inspection Act tends to ignore the industry’s unique characteristics, among them job conditions, specialization, project complexity, and a variety of human factors, which, together, have created in subcontracting, a substantial share of labor safety issues, themselves the main concern of regulatory labor inspection. In retrospect, this work intends to analyze how well regulatory labor inspecting performs as regards the Labor Inspection Act.
This study proceeds in a logical fashion. It first collects the views of safety management front-line workers, crucial because they are the ones who have to deal with labor safety routines, respond to inspection agency’s probing and follow remedial instructions. The process begins by interviewing such personnel on how they view the agency’s performance of streamlining a jobsite’s safety conditions. Next, to collect opinions about the linkage between the actual needs of safety management in the Construction Industry, and compare them to the manifest concerns of the labor inspection agency, a wider group of safety management professionals is asked to fill a survey questionnaire. This survey will unveil the opinions of labor and management professionals, and index performance analyses. Finally, the study postulates a practical approach on how to mend the possible gaps found, and offers a list of recommendations for fine-tuning the existing safety inspection regulations for the Construction Industry.
The main contribution of this study is a constructive pool of ideas, which can easily be integrated into the existing regulations, and used to shape future policies.