|Document ID (ISN)||56606|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Laflamme L., D÷÷s M., Backstr÷m T.
||Identifying accident patterns using the FAC and HAC: their application to accidents at the engine workshops of an automobile and truck factory
||May 1991, Vol.14, No.1, p.13-33. 15 ref.
||Description of a non-traditional way of analysing accident data, providing a comprehensive overview of the most common accident problems encountered by a target group. Accidents occurring over a 2-year period at 2 engine workshops in Sweden were analysed to reveal the main patterns in the characteristics of the accidents and to establish the risk of accidents for each blue-collar occupational group. Seven typical accident classes (patterns) were extensively portrayed. It was observed that accidents of any class might occur in either workshop, but that their distribution varies according to the occupational group, and the tasks performed by the injured workers. Accident frequency was also shown to vary considerably.
||analysis of accident causes; motor vehicle industry; Sweden
||statistical evaluation; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Motor vehicle manufacturing industry