|Document ID (ISN)||104228|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Vernez D., Poffet J. M., Besrour A.
||Handheld-assisted field data collection for occupational risk assessment
||2004, Vol.10, No.4, p.399-410. Illus. 9 ref.
||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.
||hazard evaluation; computer applications; exposure records; risk factors
||description of technique; safety and health documentation; check lists; computerized data bases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Occupational health services