Accidents in the construction industry in the Netherlands: An analysis of accident reports using Storybuilder

Accidents in the construction industry in the Netherlands: An analysis of accident reports using... As part of an ongoing effort by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment of the Netherlands, a research project is being undertaken to construct a causal model for occupational risk. This model should provide quantitative insight into the causes and consequences of occupational accidents. One of the components of the model is a tool to systematically classify and analyse reports of past accidents. This tool ‘Storybuilder’ was described in earlier papers. In this paper, Storybuilder is used to analyse the causes of accidents reported in the database of the Dutch Labour Inspectorate involving people working in the construction industry. Conclusions are drawn on measures to reduce the accident probability. Some of these conclusions are contrary to common beliefs in the industry. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reliability Engineering and System Safety Elsevier

Accidents in the construction industry in the Netherlands: An analysis of accident reports using Storybuilder

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0951-8320
eISSN
1879-0836
DOI
10.1016/j.ress.2007.09.004
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Abstract

As part of an ongoing effort by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment of the Netherlands, a research project is being undertaken to construct a causal model for occupational risk. This model should provide quantitative insight into the causes and consequences of occupational accidents. One of the components of the model is a tool to systematically classify and analyse reports of past accidents. This tool ‘Storybuilder’ was described in earlier papers. In this paper, Storybuilder is used to analyse the causes of accidents reported in the database of the Dutch Labour Inspectorate involving people working in the construction industry. Conclusions are drawn on measures to reduce the accident probability. Some of these conclusions are contrary to common beliefs in the industry.

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Reliability Engineering and System SafetyElsevier

Published: Oct 1, 2008

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