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Title: What causes accidents?
Authors: Gibb, Alistair G.F.
Haslam, Roger
Gyi, Diane E.
Hide, Sophie
Duff, Roy
Keywords: Health & safety
Risk & probability analysis
Safety & hazards
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Institution of Civil Engineers / Thomas Telford
Citation: GIBB, A.G.F. ... et al, 2006. What causes accidents? Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering, 159 (6), pp. 46–50 (Paper 14277).
Abstract: This paper describes aspects of the findings of a three-year research project, Construction Accident Causality, funded by the UK Health and Safety Executive. The project developed a causality model, through a combination of focus groups and detailed study of 100 construction accidents, using an ergonomics systems approach, to identify where safety is compromised and why. It concludes that stakeholders responsible for the immediate accident circumstances, shaping factors and originating influences must all work hard to remove flaws in their safety systems to ensure that accidents are reduced.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Proceedings of ICE, Civil Engineering [© Institution of Civil Engineers / Thomas Telford] and the definitive version is available at: http://www.thomastelford.com/journals/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1680/cien.2006.159.6.46
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5729
ISSN: 0965-089X
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