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Document ID (ISN)78824
CIS number 02-744
ISSN - Serial title 1575-1392 - Prevención, trabajo y salud
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Santos Guerras J.J.
Title Evaluation of hazards for handicapped workers
Original title Evaluación de riesgos para trabajadores discapacitados [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2001, No.16, p.18-26; 35-36. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract This article presents a method for evaluating the hazards to which handicapped workers are exposed. Various types of risk were coded (from 00 to 23). For each hazard highlighted in the analysis of the conditions of work, the level of risk is evaluated by determining the potential seriousness of the injury and its probability of occurrence. Specific preventive measures depend on risk levels highlighted. Four check-lists for hazard evaluation are included, applicable to persons in wheelchairs, with walking difficulties, with handling difficulties (problems in using arms or hands) and with vision problems.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; handicapped workers; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; entanglement; electricity; extreme temperatures; falling objects; striking against objects; check lists; harmful substances
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Workers with disabilities