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Work safety in slovenia's state-owned forests in 2001

Marjan Lipoglavšek and Anton Poje (2003) Work safety in slovenia's state-owned forests in 2001. Zbornik gozdarstva in lesarstva (70). pp. 119-148. ISSN 0351-3114

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    The article discusses the accidents that occurred at workplaces in Slovenia in 13 biggest forestry companies. These companies worked mostly in state-owned forests. Accidents are compared to those from previous years. It was established that in the year 2001 the number of accidents, frequency and the number of accidents per amount of production decreased. On the other hand, an increase of severity was noticed. Most of the accidents happened on Mondays and Tuesdays, around 9 and 12 a.m., in March, April, June, September and October. Mainly elderly workers were involved in the accidents. The focal points of the accidents were still cutting and wood skidding. Main causes for the accidents were parts of trees, some other objects, or the forest ground. Most of the injuries were inflicted to: head, shin, arm fingers, chest, knee, ankle and eyes. The accidents occurred primarily in even-aged (one canopy layers) stands, stands with mature trees, on fields with 0-30% slope by thinning. Handling an assortment method with trunks with volume 0,3-0,5 m3 , which are made from trees of 0,5- 1,5 m3 volume, caused most of the accidents

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: forestry enterprise, safety at work, work accident, frequency, severity, work conditions
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=SEARCH&base=COBIB&select=ID= 1154214
    Divisions: Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Forestry > Section of Forest Techniques and Economics
    Item ID: 288
    Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 15:43
    Last Modified: 27 Feb 2014 15:43
    URI: http://eprints.gozdis.si/id/eprint/288

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