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Document ID (ISN)111405
CIS number 11-0111
ISSN - Serial title 0376-9410 - IZA - Sicherheit und Gesundheit
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Marty. D.
Title No reversal in trends for electrical accidents in 2009!
Original title Keine Trendwende bei den Elektrounfällen 2009! [in German]
Aucun renversement de tendance pour les accidents électriques en 2009! [in French]
Bibliographic information 2011, No.1, p.20-21. Illus.
Internet access Keine_Trendwende.pdf [in German]
Aucun_renversement_de_tendance.pdf [in French]
Abstract This article comments the statistics of electrical accidents in Switzerland established by the Federal inspectorate for high voltage equipment (ESTI). Because of a strong increase in the number of accidents during 2009, there has been no sustainable improvement since 2001. The article reviews the causes of accidents, often related to inadequate training or old defective equipment, and emphasizes the importance of training, inspection and safe working practices.
Descriptors (primary) Switzerland; electrical accidents; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; safety training in industry; inspection; statistical trends
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Electricity