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Document ID (ISN)110838
CIS number 10-0323
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jacinto C., Silva C.
Title A semi-quantitative assessment of occupational risks using bow-tie representation
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.48, No.8, p.973-979. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract This work proposes a semi-quantitative risk assessment methodology, which was applied and tested in the ship building industry. It covers a wide range of risks related to occupational accidents in a shipbuilding environment, more specifically a large shipyard in Portugal. The initial qualitative analysis focuses on the bow-tie diagram technique, but it also integrates concepts and classifications schemes defined by the Eurostat within the European Statistics on Accidents at Work (ESAW) project. The structure of the diagram enables the identification of the relevant accident's causal pathways and their consequences, at the same time as it identifies the existing or needed safety barriers. A specific case study, in the shipyard's technological area of surface treatment and protection, is presented to demonstrate the method's applicability and usefulness.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; shipbuilding industry
Descriptors (secondary) Portugal; mathematical models; reliability; case study; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Shipbuliding and ship repair
Risk evaluation