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Document ID (ISN)29658
CIS number 78-1491
ISBN(s) 0-11-883023-6
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Title The construction industry - Health and safety 1976.
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Executive, London. H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom, 1978. 41p. Illus. 3 ref. Price: ú0.90.
Abstract This report of the Chief Inspector, H.M. Factory Inspectorate, contains sections devoted to: historical perspectives; accidents in 1976 (fatal accidents fell from 181 in 1975 to 154 in 1976, a reduction of 15%, in all construction and civil engineering sectors, but decreased by only 2 - 119 (1975) to 117 (1976) - in building operations; total accidents increased slightly from 34,161 (1975) to 34,611 (1976); incidence rates by severity of injury (manufacturing and construction industries compared, period 1972-1976), are shown in tabular form. Other sections are devoted to: falls of persons or materials; ladders; working platforms, gangways, runs and scaffolding; roof work; excavations (recent history of accidents); tunnelling; transport; entry into confined spaces; diving and underwater working; electrical accidents; cranes, lifting appliances and other mechanical handling devices; role of industry and trade unions; accident prevention and training (of management, safety officers and workers). Appendices: addresses of local Health and Safety Executive offices for the construction industry; statistical tables for 1976 (reported accidents in construction processes by type of accident; fatal accidents in building operations and civil engineering, by type of accident; in-depth analysis of falls of persons, and of materials; electrical accidents).
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; labour inspection; construction industry
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous occurrences; safety and health training; occupational accidents; trenching and excavating; report; statistical trends; work in confined spaces; diving; tunnelling; ladders; lifting equipment; railings; accident descriptions; fatalities; electrical accidents; role of workers' organizations; new entrants; history; falls from heights; materials handling
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Construction industry and civil engineering