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Document ID (ISN)33249
CIS number 80-896
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de médecine du travail - Cahiers voor arbeidsgeneeskunde
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Toye D., Thibeau J., De Caumia-Baillenx J.F.
Title Approach to occupational accidents and analysis methods
Original title Mode d'approche de l'accident du travail et méthodes d'analyse. [in French]
Bibliographic information Sep. 1979, Vol.16, No.3, p.247-260. Illus.
Abstract All occupational accidents can be attributed to an inadequacy of the man-machine system, i.e. a dangerous condition causing physical or mental stress. This can be countered by separating the elements of the system. Two hazard detection methods can be used: retrospective analysis of accidents (fault tree) and workplace analysis (systematic search for hazards). For economic reasons there should be an order of priorities among the risks to be prevented. A detailed scheme for detection of hazards by workplace studies is given: the machine and its environment; the work itself; ergonomic factors.
Descriptors (primary) analysis of accident causes; accident research; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) man-machine interfaces; ergonomic evaluation; job study
Document type -
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Accident research
Risk evaluation