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Document ID (ISN)74975
CIS number 00-680
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Laitinen H., Marjamäki M., Päivärinta K.
Title The validity of the TR safety observation method on building construction
Bibliographic information Sep. 1999, Vol.31, No.5, p.463-472. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; safety checks; inspection; construction sites
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; hazard criteria; check lists; prediction; evaluation of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Safety supervision