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Document ID (ISN)111400
CIS number 11-0019
ISSN - Serial title 0049-0059 - Seguranša
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Santos G., Mendes F.
Title The most frequent occupational accidents in Portuguese SMEs
Original title Acidentes de trabalho mais comuns nas PME portuguesas [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 2010, Vol.XLV, No.199, p.30-34. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract This article on the most common occupational accidents in Portuguese SMEs highlights the importance of OSH management systems. It is based on the findings of a survey conducted among SMEs certified according to ISO 9001. Of the 46 enterprises surveyed, seven also applied for and obtained OHSAS 18001 certification. The motivations for this additional certification and the benefits derived are discussed. Finally, the article presents and comments key statistics for the most common accidents in Portuguese SMEs.
Descriptors (primary) Portugal; small enterprises; plant safety and health organization; occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; occupational safety and health management systems; comment on standard; statistical trends
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) Accident investigation
Small and medium-sized enterprises