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Örebro University, School of Science and Technology, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Science and Technology, Örebro University, Sweden.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Abstract [en]

The construction industry accounted for 19 % of all work-related fatalities in Sweden between 2010 and 2013. The exam report has been done to find out what underlying causes there are to the high number of fatalities and to the occupational statistics of the construction industry. Moreover it has been reviewed what improvements can be done to reduce accidents and fatalities in the construction industry. The report consists of a survey of statistics, laws and regulations affecting the work environment and of literature concerning the subject. It has been conducted an interview and a questionnaire survey at the construction company Asplunds Bygg and an interview with an inspector from the Work Environment Authority. The interviews thus captured two perspectives on working environment, to give a better understanding of how the construction industry works with the work environment. The authors draw a broad conclusion that the production rate in the construction industry must be reduced to a healthy level to accommodate a work environment with reduced stress and carelessness, which in turn would reduce the number of accidents. This could be achieved by removing the chord wages. It must also be made organizational improvements where craftsmen are better informed about the work environment plan, risks, and procedures relating to specific construction sites.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 59 p.
Keyword [sv]
Arbetsmiljö, arbetsolycka, arbetssjukdom, arbetsmiljöplan, tillbudsrapportering, skyddsrond
National Category
Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-35764OAI: diva2:734194
Subject / course
Construction Engineering
Available from: 2014-07-15 Created: 2014-07-15 Last updated: 2014-07-15Bibliographically approved

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