Prevention of accidents on the way to or from work or when travelling on work-related business in veterinary practices

Project No. BG36 #037

Status:

completed 12/1997

Aims:

Frequency of accidents on the way to or from work/accidents when travelling on work-related business of which 85 % of fatal accidents are apportioned to persons insured through the institution for statutory accident insurance and prevention in the health and welfare service. Goal: proof of the involvement of changeable operational factors within the practice in the increased risk of accidents on the way to and from work and when travelling on work-related business; determining measures relevant to small businesses using the experience and ideas of the persons insured

Activities/Methods:

Survey in approximately 8800 veterinary practices (questionnaire campaign, expert and group interviews); analysis of the cause of accidents; determining appropriate measures at an operational level within the practice and accompanying measures of the institution for statutory accident insurance and prevention

Results:

As well as age, sex and route to work the frequency of accidents - deviating from the results of the study in doctors practices (see project BG36#032) - also varies according to Federal State and local authority; influential operational factors are high work loads (long working hours), constant availability, social isolation or inseparability of work from private life, negative attitude to work protection.

Publications:

Genz, H.O.: Verkehrssicherheit. Die BG (1997) Nr. 12, S. 724-726;

Trimpop, R.; Kirkcaldy, B.: Organisatorische und individuelle Faktoren im Verkehrs- und Arbeits-Unfallgeschehen in Tierarztpraxen. BGW-Arbeitsbericht zur Verkehrssicherheit, Hamburg 1997

Last Update:

22-Aug-2000

Project

Financed by:
  • Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege
Research institution(s):
  • Universität Jena
Branche(s):

health service

Type of hazard:

work-related health hazards

Catchwords:

Prävention, Arbeitsunfall, Gefährdungsbeurteilung

Description, key words:

Cause analysis of accidents on the way to or from work (traffic accidents), work organisation, vet