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Document ID (ISN)109427
CIS number 09-349
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cuéllar Sastoque C.A., Hernández Ramírez A.
Title Safety during excavation work and work in confined spaces in the construction of road infrastructures in Bogota
Original title Trabajo seguro en excavaciones mecánicas y espacios confinados en obras de infraestructura vial en Bogotá [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Feb. 2009, Vol.55, No.323, p.58-68. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract This article describes a project aimed at designing and validating a manual of safe procedures for excavation work and work in confined spaces during road work in the city of Bogota, Colombia. Following a literature survey, the study involved a descriptive investigation of the safety characteristics in mechanical excavations and confined spaces of six works by means of observations, check lists and interviews. The resulting manual was submitted for review to a group of experts who proposed several improvements.
Descriptors (primary) trenching and excavating; road work; safe working methods; work in confined spaces; construction industry; Colombia
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; check lists; manuals
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces
Road transportation
Trenching and excavating
Construction industry and civil engineering