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Skador i byggbranschen: En studie i arbetsmiljö
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The construction industry is one of the industries where far too many people are injured every year and a dozen people perish in connection with their work. Preventing measures to reduce the number of accidents have taken great steps in recent years, but there is still much to be done to achieve the vision of zero deaths.This study investigates which injuries that occurs in the industry and if the work to counter them is enough. The aim with the report is to achieve greater awareness in order to inform policy that may hopefully put in place measures to increase safety at construction sites and clarify issues regarding the cause of accidents. To investigate this, a survey was conducted together with an interview study aimed at Sh bygg's employees where construction workers and people in leading positions participated. The studies show that the main problem areas are time shortages in projects and awareness of safety and the working environment. These problems cause many cuts and crush injuries as well as soft tissue injuries. To counter these problems, time schedules require space for deviations where sufficient requirements are set to ensure a safe workplace. Awareness about risks and consequences is also important in order to get those who work in production to change their attitude and behavior. The construction industry is man-dominated and has therefore acquired a macho culture that is not desirable from the working environment perspective. More women in the industry may be one step in counterbalancing the more macho-aspects of this culture through ushering in more gender-neutral ways of thinking and opinions, which may result in a greater care and concern for safety measures.A lot of work has already been done to improve the working environment by companies and organisations. An increased awareness of risks in combination with improved communication and more careful time frames is desirable to achieve the goal of zero incidents.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 46
Keywords [en]
Working environment, construction, injuries
Keywords [sv]
Arbetsmiljö, byggproduktion, skador, anläggning
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-355794ISRN: UTH-INGUTB-EX-B-2018/19-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-355794DiVA, id: diva2:1230925
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Sh bygg, sten och anläggning AB
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Construction Engineering
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Available from: 2018-07-05 Created: 2018-07-04 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved

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