Proceedings IJCIEOM – International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management


ICIEOM2020_ABST_0009_37172

RISK ASSESSMENT OF ACCIDENTS IN THE CONCEPTION PHASE OF ENGINEERING PROJECTS


ÁREA: 09. Work and Human Factors

RESUMO:
This paper addresses the need to mitigate project engineering inadequacies that can lead to severe labor accidents. This topic is quite important because some serious accidents have occurred in the execution phase of a project engineering, caused by project inadequacies. Lives have been lost due to project engineering inadequacies, and this paper intends to alert of the criticality of this issue, which is only addressed when a major accident occurs. The aim of this paper is to illustrate the difficulties that many project managers and engineers generally have to adapt the project engineering to the existing safety work norms in the final execution phase when the initial phase of the project engineering is not well performed by giving practical examples that have occurred in the industry. As a methodological approach, a project management checklist (PMC), was created as a key element of this methodology to be customized to each engineering project together with the probability and impact matrix, to categorize the level of each risk as high, extremely high or medium. The study included a broad research of the literature on the theme as well as two field studies, one with project management and labor safety engineering professionals and another with various companies to know what they thought about this topic and the measures they are taking to eliminate serious accidents in their businesses. The study demonstrates a practical method that was created to easily identify serious accident risks in the conception phase of projects and basic engineering. This paper provides responses to an important research question: Do companies in general identify potential serious labor accident risks in the conception of projects and basic engineering? As a result, the method revealed that 60% of the companies researched, only worry about the potential serious accident risks in the execution phase of the projects, probably due to the high costs of experienced manpower in the initial phase when the risks are somehow hidden since the project hasn?t started yet. The study presents a practical methodology to identify risks in the conception phase of projects and basic engineering, to eliminate serious accidents and can be a valuable tool for decision makers. As a final recommendation, the use of this practical methodology should be considered mandatory by the Project Engineering Management Organization and the Engineering and Architecture Councils and part of all the construction inspections made by the public and private engineering companies in Brazil and in other countries.

PALAVRAS-CHAVE:
conception design phase, basic project engineering, preliminary labor accident risk analysis



DOI: 10.14488/ijcieom2020_abst_0009_37172
AUTORES:

FABIO ESPERANCA
PETROPOLIS CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY.

NELIO DOMINGUES `PIZZOLATO
PETROPOLIS CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY.

JOSE CRISTIANO PEREIRA
PETROPOLIS CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY.






ISSN ENEGEP: 23183349 / ISSN ICIEOM: 23178000


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