The Ups and Downs of Accidents’ Figures – the Portuguese Case Study Revisited
Authors: Celina P Leão, Susana Costa, Joana Barbosa, Nuno Coelho
Abstract: Safety at work can be considered a current concern, especially when lacking safety results in fatal accidents. In accordance with current Portuguese legislation, companies need to establish a safety management structure to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) program objective and to obtain certification. This study has proceeded with the study initiated in 2018 related to accidents’ occurrence reported analysis in Portugal in 2008-2015. In a way, the present analysis allowed not only to update the accident incidence rates (including recent years from 2016 to 2019) and to revise the figures of the Portuguese reality concerning the numbers associated to fatal accidents at work but also to identify what can be done, reflections and solutions that could be used to diminish the data regarding the number of accidents’ occurrence.
Keywords: Occupational accident rate, Incidence rate, Statistics
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