Near misses incidents as precursors of accidents at work in the construction industry

openaccess, Vol. 593 (1) 2022 / środa, 26 stycznia, 2022

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Woźniak Zuzanna, Hoła Bożena. 2022. Near misses incidents as precursors of accidents at work in the construction industry. Volume 593. Issue 1. Pages 72-74. DOI: 10.15199/33.2022.01.10 

Accepted for publication: 27.12.2021 r.

Accident rate is a very negative phenomenon, not only because of the related material losses, but above all because of immeasurable, difficult to estimate, moral losses. Each accident at work is preceded by several events that did not cause an injury to the employee, the so-called potentially accidental events. The analysis of such events can help in designing effective actions in the field of accident prevention. Research was carried out on the number of near misses and accidents at work registered in a large enterprise implementing construction investments in Poland in the years 2015 ÷ 2020. The analysis showed that, on average, in the analyzed period of time, the ratio of the number of near misses to the number of accidents at work was 3,3 : 1. For every accident at work in which a person was injured, there were on average more than 3 near misses in which, thanks to the circumstances, no person was injured.
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inż. Zuzanna Woźniak, Politechnika Wrocławska; Wydział Budownictwa Lądowego i Wodnego ORCID: 0000-0002-0168-5684
prof. dr hab. inż. Bożena Hoła, Politechnika Wrocławska; Wydział Budownictwa Lądowego i Wodnego ORCID: 0000-0001-6630-8065

inż. Zuzanna Woźniak, Politechnika Wrocławska; Wydział Budownictwa Lądowego i Wodnego ORCID: 0000-0002-0168-5684