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Document ID (ISN)34192
CIS number 80-1503
ISBN(s) 951-801-154-0
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Häkkinen K., Lahtinen K.
Title Research methods of occupational safety in-plant transport and plate handling in the metal industry
Original title Sisäisten kuljetusten työturvallisuuden tutkimusmenetelmät ja levyjen käsittely metalliteollisuudessa [in Finnish]
Bibliographic information Tutkimuksia 157/1979, Työterveyslaitos, Laajaniityntie 1, 01620 Vantaa 62, Finland, 1979. 100p. Illus. 66 ref. Price: Fmk.25.00.
Abstract Survey of methods for studying the safety of transport, handling and storage of metal plates. Aspects considered: the worker, equipment, materials and working space. Movements were studied by process flow models, material flow models, accident reports, causality models and accident cause theories, taking into consideration all factors and conditions which might lead to accident situations. Several examples of accident surveys and of hazard analyses (e.g. failure mode and effect analysis and fault-tree analysis of a magnetic lifter) are given. Photographic methods were used to study crane collision hazards and the hazard of a free-hanging crane load. The survey covered: a steelworks (steel-plate cutting, packing, strapping, transport and loading); lifting plate stacks with plate hooks on to ships; shipbuilding (lifting equipment, gas cutting, manual lifting, hand cuts due to sharp sheet edges).
Descriptors (primary) sheet materials handling; iron and steel industry; accident research; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) handling clamps and hooks; dock work; report; in-plant transport; safety analysis; manual handling; handling and stacking; loading and unloading; lifting equipment; handling by crane
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Iron and steel industry
Accident research