hand injuries in the construction industry in south africa
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Labour on injuries and fatalities in SA construction ...

Mar 09, 2017  Lack of supervision and commitment by management and poor workmanship were some of the biggest causes of incidents that lead to injuries and fatalities in the South African construction industry, Lennie Samuel, a senior inspector and forensic investigator at the Department of Labour, told a construction seminar in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, today.

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Construction – National Institute for Occupational Health

Construction. Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety in the construction industry is associated with traumatic injuries, chemical, physical, biological, ergonomics and psychosocial occupational hazard exposures. Statistics South Africa reports that at least 16.2 million South Africans were employed in the formal and informal economy ...

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PREVENTING HAND INJURIES - Precast

hand injuries Hand injuries are likely when the wrong tool is used or the right tool ... – All private industry = 29.6 – Manufacturing = 65.6 – Construction = 71.4 . Injury Statistics (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2006) 205,000 Wrist/Hand/Finger Injuries 1,183,500 Total Injuries with Days Away from Work. Hand

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Safety in construction industry under the spotlight

Oct 16, 2019  Safety in construction industry under the spotlight. Cape Town – The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company has noted an increase in the number of injuries on construction

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(PDF) An investigation into health and safety factors in ...

2.1 Nature of construction health and safety. According to Ritz (1994), construction is a very risky industry with a high. number of accidents. In general, accidents on site occur due to a number ...

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Construction industry, 2017 - Statistics South Africa

2 STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA Construction industry, Report No. 50-02-01 (2017) 1.3 Reference period The questionnaires were completed for the financial year of the enterprise which ends on any date between 1 July of the preceding year and 30 June of the reference year, according to the usual reporting schedule of the enterprise.

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Hand Injuries in Construction - HSI - Industry Leader in ...

A construction worksite can be a real epicenter for hand injuries. A 2011 article in EHS Today cites some scary statistics about the frequency and the expense of such incidents:. From the CDC-- Hand injuries send more than 1 million workers to the emergency room annually in the United States.. From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics-- When cuts and lacerations of the fingers and hands are ...

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Minister Gwede Mantashe: 2019 Mine Health and Safety ...

Jan 24, 2020  Occupational injuries. A total of 2 406 injuries were reported in 2019, compared to 2 447 reported during 2018, translating to a 2% decrease year-on-year. The breakdown is available in your packs. Most of these injuries are mainly as a result of repeat accidents categorised as fall of ground, transportation and mining and general types of ...

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(PDF) Occupational accidents and injuries among workers in ...

The construction industry is the most dangerous industry in the word with higher prevalence of occupational accidents, injuries and diseases. There is a paucity of studies that investigate ...

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Health and Safety in South African construction: Status Quo

The Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) Report on Construction Health and Safety in South Africa: Status and Recommendations (2009) shows that, at a legislative level, South Africa is not lacking in terms of health and safety legislation. It concludes that while the 2003 construction regulations have had a positive impact on the

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IDENTIFYING CONSTRUCTION WORKERS INJURY

Jul 18, 2020  and Beit Streets, Doornfontein, 2028, Johannesburg, South Africa, Construction is a dangerous industry globally, with high rates of fatal and non-fatal injuries. Furthermore, there is paucity of analytical research that considers the predictors of injuries among construction workers in South Africa construction industry and in the developing

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WHO The high burden of injuries in South Africa

The high burden of injuries in South Africa Rosana Norman a, Richard Matzopoulos b, Pam Groenewald a, Debbie Bradshaw a Introduction. International recognition of and assistance for injury control efforts are well below the levels directed at other health problems, particularly in developing countries. 1, 2 A lack of reliable statistics has largely hidden the health and development impacts of ...

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Health and safety implementation motivators in the South ...

the total fatal work injuries was in the construction industry (Bureau of Labour Statistics 2016). According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2018), out of 4,693 worker fatali- ties in private industry in 2016, 991 or 21% were in the construction industry, that is, one in 5 worker

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SA construction industry's health and safety statistics in ...

Jun 11, 2009  According to the Department of Labour (DoL) there were 162 fatalities in the construction industry, excluding motor vehicle accidents, in 2007/08, compared with 79 in 2006/07, 81 in 2005/06, and ...

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Health and Safety in South African construction: Status Quo

The Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) Report on Construction Health and Safety in South Africa: Status and Recommendations (2009) shows that, at a legislative level, South Africa is not lacking in terms of health and safety legislation. It concludes that while the 2003 construction regulations have had a positive impact on the

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Injuries on Duty - Your Guide to Labour Law in South Africa

workers who work outside South africa for longer than 12 months at a time, unless there is a special agreement with the Commissioner. The Act says an employer has to pay compensation to the injured worker for the first 3 months from the date of the occupational injury.

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Reducing Sub-Contractor Hand Injuries: How prime ...

Hand injuries are the #1 preventable injury in the workplace. Despite plentiful PPE, preventable hand injuries still occur at very high rates among industries where sub-contractors are a key part ...

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Top Causes of Construction Accident Injuries and How to ...

Jun 14, 2017  Hand Tools – 9,640 total cases . Nonpowered hand tools (5,320) were the source of more construction accident injuries than powered hand tools (4,050). Cutting tools (1,270) like knives and boxcutters, digging tools (1,550) like shovels and striking tools (1,010) like hammers were some of the leading sources of nonpowered hand tool injuries.

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13 Shocking Construction Injury Statistics

Nov 04, 2014  The job with the highest injury rates in the construction industry is ironwork. (Source: AOL.)>>Tweet this stat! 6. In 2012, Maine had >Tweet this stat! 7. The construction industry is #2 in the United States for fatal injuries in workers younger than 18.

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Regulations of the OHS Act Labour Guide

Twenty one sets of regulations form an inseparable part of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. These regulations provide specifications and requirements towards the area that they govern. Have a look at the following table, it provides a summary of the current OHS Act regulations.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY ON SOUTH AFRICAN MINES

health and safety in South Africa. Even though there have been positive improvements in the overall safety record of the southern African mining industry we cannot accept that lives continue to be lost in the process of extracting minerals. Pursuing the ultimate goal of Zero Harm benefits us all.

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FEM releases accident stats for construction industry

FEM releases accident stats for construction industry. 7,721 injuries occurred nationally amongst policy holders during 2015, according to the Federated Employer's Mutual Assurance Company (FEM ...

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Statistics South Africa The South Africa I Know, The ...

100 Day Countdown to the total count of the population in South Africa, Census 2022 The 100 Day Countdown to Census Night of the next population count, Census 2022, starts on 25 October 2021. The night of 2 February 2022 will be the reference point on which everyone within the borders of

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Occupational safety and health country profile: South Africa

Provides a picture of the regulatory framework of the main elements of OSH legislation. Contains comprehensive legal information and analysis. NATLEX. National legislation. National labour legislation database. Includes abstracts of OSH legislation and citation information. Full text of laws or a relevant source is linked to the records, when ...

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The influence of health and safety practices on health ...

construction industry in South Africa is exacerbated by limited commitment of The influence of health and ... On the other hand, lagging indicators are measured by the number of ... worker absenteeism and injuries. Fernández-Muñiz et al (2007) established

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IDENTIFYING CONSTRUCTION WORKERS INJURY

Jul 18, 2020  and Beit Streets, Doornfontein, 2028, Johannesburg, South Africa, Construction is a dangerous industry globally, with high rates of fatal and non-fatal injuries. Furthermore, there is paucity of analytical research that considers the predictors of injuries among construction workers in South Africa construction industry and in the developing

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Occupational Health View Article

1. There are few data on occupational injuries in the paper industry in South Africa. 2. Reporting using standardised nomenclature should be instituted in the industry, focussing on the most common causes of injuries. 3. First aid stations are important in the industry. 4. Trend analysis of injuries is important to measure the effects of safety ...

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Recorded fatal and permanently disabling injuries in South ...

South African injury epidemiology with an updated and a more comprehensive analysis for the period 1970-2010, using the number of injuries registered with two administrative systems and employment data from a third source, Statistics South Africa. Accident statistics may serve as an important feedback instrument to monitor performance.

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A systematic review on occupational hazards, injuries and ...

Jan 21, 2019  Occupational hazards, injuries and diseases are a major concern among police officers, including in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is limited locally relevant literature for guiding policy for the South African Police Service (SAPS). The purpose of this review was to describe the occupational hazards, injuries and diseases affecting police officers worldwide, in order to benchmark policy ...

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HEALTH AND SAFETY ON SOUTH AFRICAN MINES

health and safety in South Africa. Even though there have been positive improvements in the overall safety record of the southern African mining industry we cannot accept that lives continue to be lost in the process of extracting minerals. Pursuing the ultimate goal of Zero Harm benefits us all.

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eLCOSH : Ergonomics in Construction: Where Does it Hurt?

Sprains and strains (37%) predominated in terms of the nature of injuries and illness resulting in days away from work. The rate of back injuries in construction - 1.2 per 100 full-time equivalent workers - is the second highest of all industries.

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Factors of inefficient use of personal protective ...

architectural designers in South Africa inadequately address construction health and safety during the design process. Mrema et al. [7] investigated status of occupational health and safety in expanding economy of Tanzania and found that hazards emanating from work in all sectors of the economy have increased and varied. Others are [8]

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Use of Personal Protective Equipment among Building ...

Oct 23, 2017  Background . 270 million workplace accidents occur annually. In Uganda, Kampala district has the highest workplace injury and fatality rates. However, information on personal protective equipment (PPE)—hand gloves, hardhats, overalls, safety boots, earplugs, safety harness with lanyard, and face shields—utilization among building construction workers remains scarce.

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Reducing accidents in the mining industry ... - Mining Safety

Oct 30, 2020  Reducing accidents in the mining industry—an integrated approach by J.C. Jansen and A.C. Brent This form must be completed for reportable accidents in terms of regulations 23.1(a) (b) (c) and (d) and dangerous occurrences

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Construction is third most dangerous UK industry ...

Nov 26, 2019  The construction industry came in third place behind the waste and recycling industry, which was recorded as the second most dangerous industry in the UK with 6.05 deaths per 100,00 workers. Agriculture ranked number one with 9.21 deaths per 100,000 workers and 32 fatalities so far in 2019. UK Safety training General Construction.

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Personal Protective Equipment Market Size Report, 2020-2028

The hand protection product segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 28% in 2020 and is expected to grow at a steady CAGR during the forecast period. Risks associated with corrosive chemicals, handling warm objects, and heavy-duty equipment are likely to spur the demand for protective gloves in the construction, food processing ...

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PPE - Safety Training PowerPoint Presentations

Most hand injuries could have been avoided with adequate PPE. The most common type of hand injury is a crushing injury. 17 slides: ... Eye and Face Protection for the Construction Industry Presentation from People First that covers Eye and Face Protection for the construction industry.

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Accident Statistics Arrive Alive South Africa

Statistics View Statistic; Easter 2021 Arrive Alive Road Safety and Fatality Statistics: View: National Household Travel Survey 2020: View: State of Road Safety January - December 2019

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