ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Español

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)28811
CIS number 78-597
ISSN - Serial title 0398-7620 - Revue d'épidémiologie et de santé publique
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Faverge J.M.
Title Occupational safety in the light of risk factors
Original title Analyse de la sécurité du travail en termes de facteurs de risque. [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 1977, Vol.25, No.3, p.229-241. 19 ref.
Abstract Accident epidemiology aims at determining the factors associated with an increased risk. Here accidents are considered in which the situation involves: one or more individuals, tasks, machines or items of production equipment, and the environment. Eight factors are proposed in which one of these elements is dominant. For each, there are a definition, examples and, if applicable, sub-factors, references to studies indicating the hazard associated with the factor, one or more mechanisms of action, proposals for quantitative assessment for epidemiological statistics, preventive measures. The factors are: individual disposition or accident-proneness; inexperience; stress; recovery, where an exceptional effort is made to redress a situation or make good a delay; catachresis, in which equipment is used in a way for which it was not intended; deterioration of equipment; interference between partially independent processes; lack of information on the state of the system.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; hazard evaluation; occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) individual variables; accident proneness; mechanical hazards; unsafe practices; stress factors; human failure
Document type -
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation