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Document ID (ISN)111009
CIS number 10-0577
ISBN(s) 978-92-9191-338-1
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sas K., eds.
Title Safe maintenance in practice
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2010. 102p. Illus. 19 ref. Price: EUR 15.00 (excluding VAT). Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access Safe_maintenance_in_practice.pdf [in English]
Abstract Maintenance is not only necessary to ensure reliability of technical structures or productivity of the company, but regular maintenance has an important role in providing safer and healthier working conditions. While maintenance is absolutely essential to keep equipment, machines and the work environment safe and reliable and prevent harm, the maintenance work itself is a high-risk activity. This report provides information on successful initiatives in the workplace illustrating how safety and health risks associated with maintenance can be managed. Many companies, insurers and authorities have successfully developed solutions to improve safety and health during maintenance. The new approaches presented in this report demonstrate clearly that good occupational safety and health management practices are at the heart of reliable and safe maintenance.
Descriptors (primary) European Union; safe working methods; aircraft repair and maintenance; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) asbestos; dangerous work; ergonomics; safety by design; substitution; safety training in industry; stress factors; case study
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes