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Document ID (ISN)61718
CIS number 94-252
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mattila M.
Title Improvement in the occupational health program in a Finnish construction company by means of systematic workplace investigation of job load and hazard analysis
Bibliographic information 1989, Vol.15, p.61-72. 19 ref.
Abstract An eight-month study carried out at three building sites involved analysis of chemical and physical hazards, physical workload, mental stress and risk of injury. Data were collected by observations, interviews and a worker questionnaire, and health and safety personnel and workers representatives together assessed occupational loads and hazards. Health and safety personnel then devised an occupational health care programme and proposed preventive measures. The investigation method proved to function well in that it improved the occupational health care programme, produced an overall analysis of occupational hazards and increased the number and quality of proposed preventive measures.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; construction industry; hazard evaluation; Finland
Descriptors (secondary) implementation of control measures; workers' participation; health hazards; workload assessment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Construction industry and civil engineering
Risk evaluation
Workers' participation