|Document ID (ISN)||74975|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
|Convention or series no.
||Laitinen H., Marjamäki M., Päivärinta K.
||The validity of the TR safety observation method on building construction
||Sep. 1999, Vol.31, No.5, p.463-472. Illus. 8 ref.
||The results of safety inspections carried out on building construction sites were compared with the accident figures of the same sites. The observed safety aspects were: working habits, scaffolding and ladders, machines and equipment, protection against falling, lighting and electricity, and order and tidiness. Each item was scored as "correct" if it met the safety standards, otherwise as "not correct". The safety index was calculated as a percentage of the "correct" items related to all the observed items. There was a significant correlation between the observed safety index and the accident rate of the site groups. The sites with the lowest observed safety index had, on average, a three times higher accident rate than the sites with the highest safety index. The method is used by the site personnel as an internal weekly safety inspection and feedback tool. The state safety inspections use the method as a means of objective feedback for the companies.
||occupational safety; safety checks; inspection; construction sites
||occupational accidents; hazard criteria; check lists; prediction; evaluation of technique
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work