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Document ID (ISN)108422
CIS number 08-875
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 500
Author(s) Randle I., Smith C.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Manual handling incidents database - A compilation and analysis of offshore industry reports
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. vi, 56p. Illus. 3 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Analysis of a sample of 126 recent manual handling incident reports from the offshore industry indicated a variety of root causes, the most common being poor workplace design, poor equipment design and the use of inappropriate equipment. Inadequate risk assessment was found to be a root cause in only 5% of incidents. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) analysis of accident causes; offshore oil extraction; manual handling; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) safe layout; public OSH institutions; report; design of equipment; accident descriptions; hazard evaluation; causes of accidents; equipment layout
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Accident research