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PINTO, Abel; NUNES, Isabel; RIBEIRO, Rita  and  PASCHOARELLI, Luis Carlos. Preliminary application of QRAM method for safety risk assessment in civil construction. Prod. [online]. 2013, vol.23, n.2, pp. 375-386.  Epub June 14, 2012. ISSN 0103-6513.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65132012005000039.

Risk Assessment for Health and Safety (RAH&S) of workers is a complex task that involves the consideration of many parameters that are, quite often, difficult to quantify. RAH&S in the construction industry is filled with inadequate data and/or imprecise and incomplete information, particularly in the design stage - to which traditional quantitative approaches do not have adequate answers. This study outlines the basic aspects for a Qualitative Risk Assessment Model (QRAM) based on elicited data, using fuzzy logic approach. The model was pre-validated in two Brazilian municipalities: Bauru, in the State of Sao Paulo, and Curitiba, in the State of Parana.

Keywords : Risk assessment; Occupational safety; Fuzzy sets; Construction industry; Validation.

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