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Accident Rate as a Measure of Safety Assessment in Polish Civil Engineering

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Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, West Pomeranian University of Technology, al. Piastow 50, 70-311 Szczecin, Poland
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Building Materials and Construction Chemistry, Technische Universität Berlin, Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25, 13355 Berlin, Germany
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Safety 2019, 5(4), 77; https://doi.org/10.3390/safety5040077
Received: 30 July 2019 / Revised: 15 October 2019 / Accepted: 22 October 2019 / Published: 30 October 2019
Civil engineering is characterised by high volatility with respect to working conditions, which are the source of many threats to worker life and health and contribute to high accident rates. The purpose of this paper is to analyse and evaluate the phenomenon of accidents in Polish civil engineering and define the direction of changes that should occur in the safety area. The studies included in this research covered the years 2004–2018. The following indicators were used to assess the accident rates: (1) The total number of persons injured in workplace accidents and this total divided into fatal, severe, and minor accidents; (2) indicators of frequency of accidents in total and this total divided into minor, severe, and fatal accidents; (3) and an indicator of the severity of accidents. From the analysis of statistical data for the years 200–2018, the changes in accident rate parameters demonstrate the continuous improvement of workplace safety in the Polish civil engineering sector. From the analysed data from the 15 years, a clear decrease in the value of the applied indicators is apparent, including both the number of people involved in accidents and the frequency and severity of accidents. View Full-Text
Keywords: civil engineering; accident rates; workplace accident; workplace safety civil engineering; accident rates; workplace accident; workplace safety
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Cieslewicz, W.; Araszkiewicz, K.; Sikora, P. Accident Rate as a Measure of Safety Assessment in Polish Civil Engineering. Safety 2019, 5, 77.

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