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Document ID (ISN)110783
CIS number 10-0367
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cheng C.W., Leu S.S., Lin C.C., Fan C.
Title Characteristic analysis of occupational accidents at small construction enterprises
Bibliographic information July 2010, Vol.48, No.6, p.698-707. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristic factors responsible for occupational accident occurrence in small construction enterprises in Taiwan, using methodologies of descriptive statistics, correlation coefficient analysis and ANOVA. The data for the years 2000 to 2007 was obtained from the Council of Labor Affairs of Taiwan Central Government. The results showed that the factors influencing occupational accident development for small construction enterprises included the safety and health management skills, employers' values on the safety and health practices, and the degree of compliance with labor safety laws and regulations. To reduce the overall occurring rate of occupational accidents per 1000 persons in the construction industry, it is important to implement required safety and health practices and training effectively, to ensure that all workers acknowledge and follow these requirements regulations when working.
Descriptors (primary) Taiwan (China); small enterprises; construction industry; occupational accidents; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; analysis of accident causes; hazard identification; personal protective equipment; role of supervisory staff; enforcement
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Construction industry
Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Small and medium-sized enterprises