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Health and safety risk assessment methods in building construction: an outstanding problem
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Civil engineering and architecture
Information
Abstract
The large number of laws, methodologies and guidelines accompanying the assessment of risks in business, don?t reflect a lack of safety culture that exists in today's society. In Europe, as in other parts of the world, the reduction of work accidents is an immediate social priority and, as a result, accident prevention and risk management is a crucial issue within the construction industry. In other ways application different methodologies are been studying. Diverse methodologies analyse work and environment, type of business, labour, workforce, location, etc., valuing independently, security risks, hygiene, ergonomics and social psychology within subjective ratings. These are the following methods to this research: INSHT, ?Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo?; ANACT, ?Agence Nationale pour l'Amélioration des Conditions de Travail?; RNUR, ?Régie Nationale Des Usines Renault? and FINE, ?Mathematical evaluation for controlling hazards?. The objective is an analysis of labour risk assessing methodologies and their comparison. Furthermore, identify a new proposal for risk assessment focus on edification. Results indicates disparity outcomes between the methods, that together with the evolution of technology and complexity of construction work requires the need for a new method based on the analysed, adapted to building works. About this new methodology: The evaluation of preventive action (Epac) is defined as the ratio between the level of preventive action (Lpac) used in the work and the absolute risk or initial risk of project (Rab). This factor measures the relationship between the level of preventive action used in the work and the absolute risk defined in the Health and Safety Study of the Project Construction.
International
Si
Congress
COINVEDI. III International Congress on Construction and Building Research
960
Place
Madrid
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-933567-6-7
Start Date
14/12/2016
End Date
16/12/2016
From page
277
To page
278
COINVEDI 2015. III International Congress on Construction and Building Research (COINVEDI). Book of extended abstracts
Participants
  • Autor: M. de las Nieves Gonzalez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio José Carpio de los Pinos
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Patología de estructuras, protecciones colectivas y medios auxiliares de edificación.
  • Departamento: Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su Control
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