Outsourcing and Accidents in the Electrical Sector

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Alessandro José Nunes da SilvaaRodolfo Andrade Gouveia Vilelab

Abstract: In , the accident rate in the electrical sector is 5.5 times higher than in the other formal segments of the economy. In 2011, outsourced work represented 56% of the workforce in this group and his mortality from workplace accidents reached 8 times that of permanent workers in the sector as a whole. This study aims to ascertain how third-party outsourcing contributed to an accident that victimized a worker and to provide an elaboration of strategies for surveillance and prevention in the sector. Study supported in the model of analysis and prevention of accidents (MAPA). The worker suffered amputation of the left leg during maintenance of a de-energized secondary line. A crossarm that supported an energized primary line just above, broke allowing the cable to fall on the leg of the worker that was working on a ladder about in height. Accident involving a lack of barriers against electrical risk previously identified in a system deteriorated due to decades without maintenance. The national strategy of third-party outsourcing adopting as evaluative indicators the lowest price of service, the frequency and duration of interruptions of the energy supply to consumers has contributed to the origins of the event. New studies are required to explore up to what point the findings demonstrated herein represent characteristics of the process of third-party outsourcing of activities in the electrical sector in the state.

Keywords: Third–party outsourcing, Electrical sector, Work accidents, Accident analysis, Model of analysis and prevention of accidents (MAPA)

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe100171

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