|Document ID (ISN)||106624|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Electricians' perception of work-related risks in cold climate when working in high places
||July 2006, Vol.36, No.7, p.661-670. Illus. 35 ref.
||Work on telecommunications and electricity transmission masts can be especially demanding in cold winter climates. This study sought to evaluate workers' perception of work-related risks in the above conditions with special reference to the use of hand tools. A questionnaire and interviews about workers' risk perception were used. A total of 170 questionnaires were sent, of which 118 were returned. Six respondents were also interviewed. It is concluded that in both the telecommunications and electricity transmission sectors, tools, ice and equipment falling from masts were the greatest perceived risks, and preventing such occurrences is the key to any improvement of safety.
||work at height; risk awareness; cold workplaces; telecommunications; power generation and distribution
||subjective assessment; Finland; risk factors; injuries; questionnaire survey; hand tools
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
Power generation and distribution
Heat and cold