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Human Error

Identification of human error The aim of this chapter is to describe how to identify human error. First, the "Swiss Cheese" model will be presented. Subsequently different methods which can be used to identify the causes for human errors will be examined. Accidents are rare In the well-known "Swiss cheese" model, Reason [3] suggested that there are several intrinsic defences and atypical conditions preventing accidents. In an ideal world, each defensive layer would be intact. In reality, however, they are more like slices of Swiss cheese, having many holes. These holes are continually opening, closing, and shifting their location. An accident happens when the holes in many layers momentarily

Six Ways to Get Cited for Violations by OSHA

THERE ARE few things worse for an organization than to receive a letter or phone call from OSHA requesting information about the company’s compliance with workplace safety regulations. But many employers either don’t handle their encounters with OSHA well or they fail to properly report serious injuries that have taken place on their worksites. Whatever the case, there is a right way and a wrong way to deal with occupational safety and healthauthorities. The right way can make the process easier on the employer, while the wrong way can set them up for frustration, confrontation and heavier fines. The head of Cal/OSHA’s heat illness prevention unit recently gave an employer outreach presentat

Early Injury Reporting Can Cut Claims, Premium Costs

HOW LONG you wait to notify your Work Comp Carrier of a workplace injury can make a significant difference in the cost of that claim. When your workers’ compensation premium is calculated, one of the key elements that we take into account is the cost and frequency of prior claims during the past few years. In short, by improving your organization’s injury notification times, you can also positively affect the cost of the claim, which in turn can help reduce your overall workers’ comp premiums going forward. Can early reporting really affect the cost of a claim? The graph to the right shows results from a National Council on Compensation Insurance study looking at the cost of a claim based on

New Data: 7+ US Worker Amputations Every Day

On June 22, 2016, at least eight workers across the country lost fingers and fingertips on the job. In Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin, the workers were clearing jams, operating machines, handling saws, or performing other routine tasks when the workday suddenly took a gruesome turn: blood. A rush to the emergency room. A life altered in ways large and small. There was nothing unusual about that summer day. Since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began requiring employers to report severe injuries in 2015, we have recorded thousands of work-related amputations − on average more than seven a day. The total national number is undoubtedly higher because our dat

OSHA Trade Release

OSHA issues final rule clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Office of Communications Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday will issue a final rule that clarifies an employer's continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness. The final rule becomes effective Jan. 18, 2017. OSHA's longstanding position has been that an employer's duty to record an injury or illness continues for the full five-year record-retention period, and this

Top 10 Things About Safety and Risk That Only a Handful of People Know

This may seem like a pretty random topic for a blog post and that is because um, it is! Last night I got sent a link to a random blog post generator so I decided to try it out and this was the first topic it suggested – when I plugged my name in it came up with: “Never Underestimate The Influence Of Dave” – LOL!) . Recently I decided that I need to go more with my gut than with my mind and something about this topic resonated with me. This blog is obviously now packed with stuff that goes way beyond the traditional and orthodox safety stuff yet every time one of our awesome authors posts a new article or somebody takes the time to comment, I seem to get one of those little light bulb moments

New OSHA Beryllium standards!

US Department of Labor issues final rule to lower beryllium levels, increase workplace protections to reduce health risks. WASHINGTON - A new rule issued today by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration dramatically lowers workplace exposure to beryllium, a strategically important material that can cause devastating lung diseases. The new beryllium standards for general industry, construction and shipyards will require employers to take additional, practical measures to protect an estimated 62,000 workers from these serious risks. Beryllium is a strong, lightweight metal used in the aerospace, electronics, energy, telecommunication, medical and defense

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