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Document ID (ISN)104228
CIS number 05-313
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vernez D., Poffet J. M., Besrour A.
Title Handheld-assisted field data collection for occupational risk assessment
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.10, No.4, p.399-410. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract A computerized handheld procedure is described, intended as a tool for enhancing prospective risk analysis in the field of occupational health. The Pendragon Forms software (version 3.2) was used to capture data on personal digital assistants (PDAs) and to transfer the data to a desktop computer in an MS-Access format. The proposed data acquisition strategy involves the use of a systematic hazard list and semi-quantitative risk assessment scales. A set of seven modular forms was developed to cover the basic need of field audits. Despite the minor drawbacks observed, the results obtained so far show that PDAs are adequate to support field risk assessment and follow-up activities.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; computer applications; exposure records; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique; safety and health documentation; check lists; computerized data bases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Occupational health services