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Document ID (ISN)78561
CIS number 02-890
ISSN - Serial title 1090-8471 - Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Batra P.E., Ioannides M.G.
Title Assessment of electrical accidents in power industry
Bibliographic information Spring 2002, Vol.12, No.2, p.151-169. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract This article is an assessment of the electrocutions that occurred between 1992 and 1996 to workers in the electrical utility sector in Greece. Data concerning the occupational characteristics of the injured person, the time (day of the week, time of the day) at which the accident occurred and the consequences are presented and discussed. A method for calculating the accident frequency rate per 1,000 workers, with emphasis on fatal accidents, is proposed. Also, an information system for accidents is proposed that would be capable of calculating the frequency and severity rates per workplace, per group, and per occupational category of the workers. It would also classify workers according to the occupational risks they face.
Descriptors (primary) electricity; electrical safety; electric shock; fatalities; power generation and distribution
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; Greece; hazard evaluation; severity rates; safety service records; classification; frequency rates; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGreece
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Power generation and distribution
Electricity