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Document ID (ISN)110837
CIS number 10-0322
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Aneziris O.N., Papazoglou I.A., Kallianiotis D.
Title Occupational risk of tunneling construction
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.48, No.8, p.964-972. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract This article presents the quantification of occupational risk during the construction of a highway tunnel located in Northern Greece. Risk assessment is based on the Workgroup Occupational Risk Model (WORM) project, developed in the Netherlands. This model can assess occupational risk at hazard level, activity level, job level and overall company risk. Seventeen job positions were identified for this construction project, including operators of drilling machines, loaders, excavators and spraying machines, crane operators, blasters, welders, project supervisors, truck drivers and various other workers participating in the major construction phases. All risk profiles of workers were quantified and jobs were ranked according to their risk. Occupational risk was assessed for two major tunnel construction phases, the excavation and primary support and the final lining and support of the tunnel. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) tunnelling; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Greece; trenching and excavating; propping; hazard evaluation; job-exposure relation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Trenching and excavating
Risk evaluation