Research work results on Occupational Safety and Health -OS&H- aspects of highway maintenance yards in normal operative conditions and special situations - typically potential interferences from heavy traffic - stressed the diversification of yards typologies and criticalities. The European Directive 92/57/EEC on the implementation of minimum Safety and Health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites concentrates on the improvement of Risk Assessment and Management from the very first steps of the design, and introduces coordinators charged of a safe project preparation and of the execution phase supervising. In particular, in the case of highway maintenance yards, the Coordinator for safety and health matters at the project execution stage should manage both routine situations, and situations requiring high expertise and capacity of judgment. In such complex scenarios, Safety inspection activities become a demanding task also in terms of time and resources for both the Company and the National Inspectorate supervisors. The paper discusses an original approach for the optimization of supervision / inspection activities, based on the appropriate use of Fellow Supervisors to support the Coordinator in the routine activities, with the added benefit of an increased presence of “safety people” at the yard. The setup of an appropriate data gathering, recording and mining system, organized in interlinked cards in logical sequence, contributes to the efficiency and thoroughness of the work of the both the Coordinator and the Fellow Supervisors. The results of ex post tests on a real case –input data provided by the Prosecutor Office which proposed the study- can be considered significant.
Criticalities on highway maintenance yards: some suggestions to improve the effectiveness of OS&H supervision/inspection activities / Borchiellini, Romano; Cirio, Corrado; DE CILLIS, Elisabetta; Fargione, Paolo; Maida, LUISA MARIA TERESA; Patrucco, Mario. - In: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING TRANSACTIONS. - ISSN 2283-9216. - ELETTRONICO. - 57(2017), pp. 397-402.
|Titolo:||Criticalities on highway maintenance yards: some suggestions to improve the effectiveness of OS&H supervision/inspection activities|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3303/CET1757067|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|