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The influence of employee training and information on the probability of accident rates.

Journal: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year: 2019   Volume: 72
Initial page: 311   Last page: 319
Status: Published
In this status since: 4 Jul 2019
Link to PDF: 10.1016/j.ergon.2019.06.002
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2019.06.002
Mariscal M.A., López-Perea E.M, López-García J.R., , García-Herrero S.

The construction industry is one of the most important socio-economic sectors of the Spanish economy and one of the most affected by the workplace accidents. In order to identify variables related with workplace accidents and to define actions to be taken to reduce them, an analysis of the data on accident rates is needed. In this work, this analysis has been carried out using Bayesian Networks and data from the 7th National Survey on Working Conditions (VII NSWC) to study the relationship between workplace accidents, visiting a doctor for occupational reasons, time in the company/sector, the information that workers have on occupational risks in the workplace and the information or training that they have received in the last two years on occupational risks. The NSWC survey, which is conducted every four years, was carried out in Spain in 2011 and involved 8892 workers. The values derived from the analysis yield certain implications involving the aforementioned variables and how to reduce the probability of workplace accidents. Of the variables studied, the information on workplace risks is the most important, with the probability of suffering an accident in the construction industry doubling when this information is deficient. These implications can also aid in making decisions intended to prevent and reduce workplace accidents, mainly focused on modified training and on-the-job information according with the results obtained.