Overcoming On-the-Job Accidents

Overcoming On-the-Job Accidents

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) they are: [1] unjamming objects from equipment and [2] cleaning equipment.

Surprisingly, when an employee is involved with an accident – 59% of the time that person was unjamming or cleaning their equipment. In fact, 88% of the time an on-the-job accident occurs, it is equipment related.

Unfortunately, the reason for the injury is frequently due to a worker being unaware of what is taking place. Typically, a worker either accidentally turns the equipment on, or a co-worker does – not realizing that it is still in operation. The accident is either a result of complacency or poor communication.

Download this white paper for further insight on mitigating work-related accidents.

Provided by PICS Auditing

 

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