Prevention of accidents on the way to and from work and accidents while travelling on work-related business in outpatient health and social care services

Project No. BG36 #038

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 in the increased risk of accidents on the way to and from work and accidents while travelling on work-related business, determining appropriate measures at an operational level and accompanying measures of the institution for statutory accident insurance and prevention.

Activities/Methods:

Survey in health and social care service companies (questionnaire campaign, expert and group interviews); analysis of the cause of accidents

Results:

Alongside the general accident frequency parameters (age, sex, route to work) particular operational characteristics also proved to be influential factors: size of the concern, management leave of absence, provision of care by safety specialists, regular work meetings

Publications:

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

Grewer, G.: Verkehrssicherheit in mobilen Gesundheits- und sozialpflegerischen Diensten. Nicht veröffentlichter Bericht der Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitswesen und Wohlfahrtspflege, Hamburg 1997

Last Update:

22-Aug-2000

Project

Financed by:
  • Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege
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 and from work (traffic accidents), work organisation, health/social services