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Main Title: Accident Rate as a Measure of Safety Assessment in Polish Civil Engineering
Author(s): Cieslewicz, Wieslawa
Araszkiewicz, Krystyna
Sikora, Pawel
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Civil engineering is characterised by high volatility with respect to working conditions, which are the source of many threats to worker life and health and contribute to high accident rates. The purpose of this paper is to analyse and evaluate the phenomenon of accidents in Polish civil engineering and define the direction of changes that should occur in the safety area. The studies included in this research covered the years 2004–2018. The following indicators were used to assess the accident rates: (1) The total number of persons injured in workplace accidents and this total divided into fatal, severe, and minor accidents; (2) indicators of frequency of accidents in total and this total divided into minor, severe, and fatal accidents; (3) and an indicator of the severity of accidents. From the analysis of statistical data for the years 200–2018, the changes in accident rate parameters demonstrate the continuous improvement of workplace safety in the Polish civil engineering sector. From the analysed data from the 15 years, a clear decrease in the value of the applied indicators is apparent, including both the number of people involved in accidents and the frequency and severity of accidents.
Issue Date: 30-Oct-2019
Date Available: 10-Jan-2020
DDC Class: 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Subject(s): civil engineering
accident rates
workplace accident
workplace safety
Journal Title: Safety
Publisher: MDPI
Publisher Place: Basel
Volume: 5
Issue: 4
Article Number: 77
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/safety5040077
EISSN: 2313-576X
Appears in Collections:FG Baustoffe und Bauchemie » Publications

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