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dc.contributor.authorUlubeyli, Serdar
dc.contributor.authorArslan, Volkan
dc.contributor.authorKıvrak, Serkan
dc.descriptionWOS: 000361189600012en_US
dc.description.abstractThe construction industry in developed and developing countries is almost always among industries with poor safety records. In decreasing the numbers of safety incidents, society's perception of construction workers, who are the central part of the occupational health and safety issue, can be an important learning tool for these workers in terms of self-criticism. Therefore, society's perception of the responsibility of workers for occupational health and safety is presented by means of cartoons. For this objective, seven cartoons exhibited in the International Construction Accidents Cartoon Contest held in Turkey are examined through the General Theory of Verbal Humour, a semiotic analysis method. As the main finding, construction-based occupational health and safety perceptions of countries were found not to change significantly. Consequently, these results can have a function in guiding workers and worker unions to revise and manage the general perception of society about them. Moreover, such cartoons can be used as a lingua franca for occupational health and safety training in international construction projects where multinational migrant workers are employed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipBulent Ecevit University; Anadolu Universityen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors gratefully acknowledge Anadolu University for its generous permission to reproduce the cartoons used in this study. The authors also thank the anonymous referees for their constructive comments which have helped in improving the paper. Finally, the authors would like to thank the financial supports provided by the Committees on Research Grants of Bulent Ecevit University and Anadolu University.en_US
dc.publisherRoutledge Journals, Taylor & Francis LTDen_US
dc.subjectOccupational Health And Safetyen_US
dc.subjectConstruction Workeren_US
dc.subjectGeneral Theory Of Verbal Humouren_US
dc.titleA semiotic analysis of cartoons about occupational health and safety issues in the construction workplaceen_US
dc.relation.journalConstruction Management and Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAnadolu Üniversitesi, Mühendislik Fakültesi, İnşaat Mühendisliği Bölümüen_US
dc.contributor.institutionauthorKıvrak, Serkan

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