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Main Title: Work at height
Subtitle: Neglect or improvisation in civil construction in Brazil and Uruguay?
Author(s): Tavares, A. S.
Albuquerque, L. W. N. de
Silva, J. C. da
Souza Júnior, Clécio Barbosa
Gálvez, C.
Soares, M.
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Work at heights in the construction industry is responsible for a large number of occupational accidents. In Brazil, despite the relevant security-related legislation, it is possible to find situations of neglect and improvisation in various construction sites. The aim is to promote the debate about labor safety at construction sites. This article discusses the similarities between the labor safety laws of Brazil and Uruguay. After visits to construction sites in the cities of Recife (Brazil) and Montevideo (Uruguay) it was possible to observe both ergonomic and labor safety problems. After analyzing the perception of risk, improvement suggestions were generated.
Issue Date: 2015
Date Available: 28-May-2018
DDC Class: 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
Subject(s): macroergonomics
labor safety
work at height
Journal Title: Procedia Manufacturing
Publisher: Elsevier
Publisher Place: Amsterdam
Volume: 3
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.763
Page Start: 6109
Page End: 6115
ISSN: 2351-9789
Appears in Collections:FG Umweltprüfung und Umweltplanung » Publications

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