Innovative solutions to safety and health risks in the construction, healthcare and HORECA sectors

 

Testo tratto da: http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/innovative-solutions-OSHrisks/view

Fonte: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

One conclusion from the EU-OSHA economic incentives project is that incentives schemes should not only reward past results of good OSH management (such as accident numbers in experience rating), but should also reward specific prevention efforts that aim to reduce future accidents and ill-health. Experts from the economic incentives project therefore suggested the development of compilations of innovative and evidence-based preventive solutions, starting with the three sectors construction, health care and HORECA (hotels, restaurants, catering). The preventive measures from these compilations are worth promoting in their own right, as well as being applied in economic incentives schemes. These preventive solutions can be used as a basis for incentive-providing organisations to develop their own incentive scheme, adapted to the specific situation in their sector and country.

Table of contents

1. Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….4

1.1. Background ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4

1.2. Aim and scope………………………………………………………………………………………………………….4

1.3. Methodology………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5

1.3.1. Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5

1.3.2. Description of risk categories ……………………………………………………………………………….5

1.3.3. Identification of main risk factors …………………………………………………………………………..7

1.3.4. Selection of preventive solutions………………………………………………………………………….15

1.3.5. Structure of the report ………………………………………………………………………………………….19

2. Preventive solutions in Construction Sector………………………………………………………………20

2.1. Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..20

2.2. Solutions…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………20

2.2.1. Solutions physical load……………………………………………………………………………………….20

2.2.2. Solutions slip, trips, and falls……………………………………………………………………………..36

2.2.3. Solutions psychosocial load ………………………………………………………………………………38

2.2.4. Solutions dangerous substances ………………………………………………………………………66

3. Preventive solutions in Health Care Sector……………………………………………………………….87

3.1. Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..87

3.2. Solutions…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………87

3.2.1. Solutions physical load………………………………………………………………………………………..87

3.2.2. Solutions slip, trips, and falls ………………………………………………………………………………90

3.2.3. Solutions psychosocial load ……………………………………………………………………………….94

3.2.4. Solutions dangerous substances …………………………………………………………………….127

3.3. Checklist Health Care Sector ………………………………………………………………………………151

4. Preventive solutions in HORECA…………………………………………………………………………….156

4.1. Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..156

4.2. Solutions………………………………………………………………………………………………………………156

4.2.1. Solutions physical load……………………………………………………………………………………..156

4.2.2. Solutions slips, trips, and falls …………………………………………………………………………159

4.2.3. Solutions psychosocial load …………………………………………………………………………….165

4.2.4. Solutions dangerous substances ……………………………………………………………………187

4.3. Checklist Construction Sector ……………………………………………………………………………..202

4.4. Checklist Health Care Sector ………………………………………………………………………………208

4.5. Checklist Horeca …………………………………………………………………………………………………213

5. Conclusions and recommendations ……………………………………………………………………..215

5.1. From research into practice…………………………………………………………………………………215

5.2. Preventive solutions ……………………………………………………………………………………………215

5.3. Checklists …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..217

5.4. Limitations and recommendations…………………………………………………………………… 218

6. References…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 220

List of figures and tables

Table 1: Summary of the main risks arising from dangerous substances in the European construction sector ………….11

Table 2: Summary of the main risks arising from dangerous substances in the European healthcare sector……………..13

Table 3: Summary of the main risks arising from dangeroussubstances in the European HORECA sector ………………14

 

 

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