Iberoamerican analysis and classification of labor accidents in the civil construction industry

J. Hernández, J. Neves dos Santos


Millions of accidents and thousands of deaths resulting from work activity occur every year and 30% of this comes from civil construction. As to this sector is one of the engines of the Ibero-American economies, it becomes important to identify the behavior of the occupational injuries in the region. For this reason, the main objective of this article is the development of an analysis of Ibero-American occupational accidents in the construction sector, based on the results obtained from official statistical sources for the period 2013-2017. This article was carried out through quantitative surveys, statistical observations, determination of correlations and use of the multicriteria methods AHP and TOPSIS. The main results of this investigation were the characterization of the problem, an Ibero-American ranking of accidents and an analysis of the basic aspects required to the employers of each country involved. It was also possible to identify that in the period of analysis the region had an improvement in the fight against this problem, as there was a successive reduction in the accident figures over time.


Occupational accident; civil construction; Ibero-America; multicriteria methods; ranking

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-50732020000200135


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