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Document ID (ISN)109395
CIS number 09-451
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Martín J.E., Rivas T., Matías J.M., Taboada J., Argüelles A.
Title A Bayesian network analysis of workplace accidents caused by falls from a height
Bibliographic information Feb. 2009, Vol.47, No.2, p.206-214. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract Using Bayesian networks, this article analyses the circumstances surrounding workplace tasks performed using equipment that may result in falls such as ladders or scaffolding. The information source was a survey of employees working at a height. The approach used enabled identifying the causes having the greatest bearing on accidents involving equipment, namely the adoption of incorrect postures during work and inadequate knowledge of safety regulations by workers.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; falls from heights; causes of accidents
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; analysis of accident causes; work posture; information of personnel; scaffolds; mathematical models; ladders
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Falls from heights