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Two-tier Haddon matrix approach to fault analysis of accidents and cybernetic search for relationship to effect operational control: a case study at a large construction site.
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PMID:  17362658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Haddon matrix is a potential tool for recognizing hazards in any operating engineering system. This paper presents a case study of operational hazards at a large construction site. The fish bone structure helps to visualize and relate the chain of events, which led to the failure of the system. The two-tier Haddon matrix approach helps to analyze the problem and subsequently prescribes preventive steps. The cybernetic approach has been undertaken to establish the relationship among event variables and to identify the ones with most potential. Those event variables in this case study, based on the cybernetic concepts like control responsiveness and controllability salience, are (a) uncontrolled swing of sheet contributing to energy, (b) slippage of sheet from anchor, (c) restricted longitudinal and transverse swing or rotation about the suspension, (d) guilt or uncertainty of the crane driver, (e) safe working practices and environment.
Atmadeep Mazumdar; Krishna Nirmalya Sen; Balendra Nath Lahiri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1080-3548     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Occup Saf Ergon     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-16     Completed Date:  2007-04-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9507598     Medline TA:  Int J Occup Saf Ergon     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Production Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Occupational / prevention & control*
Cybernetics / organization & administration*
Facility Design and Construction*
Models, Organizational
Organizational Case Studies / organization & administration
Safety Management / methods*
Task Performance and Analysis*
Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control

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