|Document ID (ISN)||103843|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
|Convention or series no.
||Safety in the construction sector
||Seguridad en el sector de la construcción [in Spanish]|
||Mar.-Apr. 2004, Vol.50, No.294, p.53-72. Illus.
||The construction sector is among those presenting the highest accident rates. In Colombia, it employs around 10% of the working population. Despite the lack of reliable statistics, it is obvious that there are serious gaps in the occupational safety and health situation within this sector. Topics covered in this review article on safety in the construction sector in Colombia: occupational safety and health organization in construction enterprises; subcontracting; occupational accident statistics for the year 2002 and trends between 2000 and 2002; electrical hazards and protective measures; Colombian legislation and regulations, and international agreements; personal protective equipment.
||occupational accidents; ILO; plant safety and health organization; construction industry; personal protective equipment; electricity
||hearing protection; earthing; protective gloves; legal aspects; statistics; insulating mats; face and eye protection; safety spectacles; safety helmets; insulating gloves; insulating footwear; international agreements; subcontractors; harnesses; protection against falls from heights
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Colombia|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Construction industry and civil engineering