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Document ID (ISN)75940
CIS number 00-1587
ISSN - Serial title 1575-1392 - Prevención, trabajo y salud
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Title Reduction of occupational accidents in the autonomous region of Aragon - "Project 677"
Original title Reducción de la siniestralidad laboral en la Comunidad Autónoma de Aragón - "Proyecto 677" [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 1999, No.2, p.13-20. Illus.
Abstract The occupational safety and health authorities of the autonomous region of Aragon in Spain has implemented a project aiming at reducing the number of occupational accidents. A group of 677 enterprises are included, representing 1.7% of the region's enterprises. These enterprises had 32% of the accidents in the region even though they employ only 9.7% of the workers. An investigation was carried out for each company to determine the main causes of accidents and the level of compliance with prevention directives. Enterprises are regularly visited to control implementation of prevention measures. Comparing a company's accident rate with the mean rate for its activity sector is an effective way to increase awareness. This project, aimed at encouraging occupational safety management has already shown positive results: the accident rate for first quarter of 1999 has been reduced by 19.5% compared the same period of previous year.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; labour inspection; industries; safety programmes
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; statistical trends; plant safety and health organization; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; Spain
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Safety programmes