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Document ID (ISN)110390
CIS number 09-1365
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Borges Cambraia F., Abreu Saurin T., Torres Formoso C.
Title Identification, analysis and dissemination of information on near misses: A case study in the construction industry
Bibliographic information Jan. 2010, Vol.48, No.1, p.91-99. Illus. 41 ref.
Abstract This article proposes guidelines for identifying, analysing and disseminating information on near misses in construction sites. The guidelines were devised and tested within the scope of an occupational safety and health project for construction sites in Brazil. The monitoring of near misses was part of a safety performance measurement system. Among the main results, a dramatic increase in both the number and quality of reports stands out after the workforce was systematically encouraged to report.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous occurrences; Brazil; safety programmes; construction industry; construction sites
Descriptors (secondary) workers' participation; notification of occupational accidents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Workers' participation
Construction industry and civil engineering
Safety programmes