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n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineers - The influence of engineers on occupational health and safety : technical paper

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Abstract

Occupational diseases, injuries and fatalities result in considerable pain and suffering and affect the environment, productivity, quality, schedules and ultimately the cost of construction. Traditionally occupational health and safety has been the responsibility of the contractor. However, engineers and other designers design, detail and specify materials that may require the adoption of uncomfortable work postures or processes and exposure to materials that are detrimental to human health in the short and long terms. The need for a holistic approach to occupational health and safety is amplified by the lack of sustained improvement in performance, the role of engineers and designers and the likely complementary effect of partnering. This paper will discuss a holistic approach to occupational health and safety, in particular the influence of engineers on occupational health and safety.

Beroepsiektes, beserings en noodlottige ongelukke lei tot aansienlike pyn en lyding en beinvloed die omgewing, produktiwiteit, gehalte, voltooiingskedules en ook konstruksiekoste. Tradisioneel was beroepsgesondheid en -veiligheid die verantwoordelikheid van die aannemer. Ontwerpe deur ingenieurs en ander konsultante tel egter detail- en materiaalspesifikasies voor wat ongemaklike werkverrigtingsposisies, -prosesse en blootstelling aan materiale vereis wat gevaarlik is vir menslike gesondheid oor die kort- sowel as die lang termyn. Die behoefte aan 'n holistiese benadering tot beroepsgesondheid en -veiligheid is onderstreep deur die gebrek aan voortgesette opgradering, die rol van ingenieurs en ontwerpers en die waarskynlike ondersteunende effek van ondersteunende samewerking. Hierdie referaat bespreek so 'n holistiese benadering met spesifieke verwysing na die invloed van ingenieurs op beroepsgesondheid en -veiligheid.

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1995-01-01
2016-12-06
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