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IntroductionLa prévention des risques est un enjeu majeur pour améliorer la sécurité et la santé des travailleurs du BTP. En période écono¬mique difficile, elle est généralement perçue comme un coût net pour l’entreprise. Pourtant, à l’OPPBTP, mais aussi…

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IntroductionEmployers need to assess the risks for their staff, and then preventive measures or control measures have to be derived from this assessment. The types of measures can be classified as: elimination of the hazards (e.g. designing new work…
IntroductionThe term ‘Engineering Controls’ covers a broad spectrum of possible interventions that are intended to reduce worker exposure, to chemical, physical and biological agents. This article will explain what ‘Engineering Controls’ are with respect…
IntroductionCrowd related injuries can occur during special sales and promotional events. In 2008, a worker died at the opening of a "Black Friday" sale Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing their…
IntroductionOnce hazards are identified, there are various methods that can be used to protect employees. These are called hazard controls. Not all controls are equally effective. There is a “hierarchy" of possible solutions. The most effective solutions…
IntroductionRisk prevention is of major importance in the improvement of the health and safety of those working in Building and Civil Engineering (BCE). In difficult economic times, it is generally perceived as a net cost for companies. However, at…