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Document ID (ISN)106624
CIS number 07-693
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pńivinen M.
Title Electricians' perception of work-related risks in cold climate when working in high places
Bibliographic information July 2006, Vol.36, No.7, p.661-670. Illus. 35 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) work at height; risk awareness; cold workplaces; telecommunications; power generation and distribution
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; Finland; risk factors; injuries; questionnaire survey; hand tools
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Communications industry
Power generation and distribution
Heat and cold