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Document ID (ISN)103843
CIS number 05-108
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Title Safety in the construction sector
Original title Seguridad en el sector de la construcción [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 2004, Vol.50, No.294, p.53-72. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; ILO; plant safety and health organization; construction industry; personal protective equipment; electricity
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
Construction industry and civil engineering