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Document ID (ISN)103522
CIS number 04-605
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Facts 36
Title Accident prevention in the construction sector
Original title Forebyggelse af ulykker i bygge- og anlćgsbranchen [in Danish]
Unfallverhütung im Bausektor [in German]
Prólēpsē atuhēmátōn ston kládo tōn kataskeuṓn [in Greek]
Prevención de accidentes en el sector de la construcción [in Spanish]
Förebyggande av olyckor inom byggnadssektorn [in Swedish]
Prévention des accidents dans le secteur de la construction [in French]
Prevenzione infortuni nel settore dell'edilizia [in Italian]
Ongevallenpreventie in de bouwnijverheid [in Dutch]
Zapobieganie wypadkom w budownictwie [in Polish]
Prevençăo de acidentes no sector da construçăo [in Portuguese]
Tapaturmien torjunta rakennusalalla [in Finnish]
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work,, 2003. 2p. Illus. 6 ref.
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Abstract In the European Union, construction is the sector most at risk of accidents, with more than 1300 workers being killed in construction accidents every year. Worldwide, construction workers are three times more likely to be killed and twice as likely to be injured as workers in other occupations. The cost of these accidents is immense to the workers, to employers and to society in general. More than 99% of the construction firms in Europe are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are therefore most affected by construction accidents. Contents of this fact sheet aimed at construction enterprises: labour inspection; responsibilities; hazard evaluation; practical prevention; moving loads; housekeeping and safe areas; training and information; personal protective equipment.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; small enterprises; construction industry; hazard evaluation; European Union
Descriptors (secondary) manual lifting; housekeeping; safe working methods; information of personnel; data sheet; safety training in industry; responsibilities; labour inspection
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Small and medium-sized enterprises
Construction industry and civil engineering
Risk evaluation