Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Meeting Topics Toolbox Talks

Safety Meeting Toolbox Topics and Tailgate Talks

Who Do You Blame When You Have an Accident?

How often have you had an accident in the past year? Have injuries happened to you more often than to your co-workers? If so, do you really know what caused each of those incidents? It’s human nature to find excuses when we make a mistake or do something wrong. We tend to look for reasons outside ourselves when something bad happens to us. But if we don’t understand what has caused our problems, how can we keep them from happening again?

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Shop Hazards

An “incident” is defined as “any observable human activity sufficiently complete in itself to permit references and predictions to be made about the persons performing the act.” (Whew—that’s a mouthful!) Therefore, it is safe to say that incidents or accidents usually do not just happen, they happen for a reason and are commonly due to unsafe acts or conditions.

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Accident Causes

Whenever an accident occurs, someone always asks, “How did it happen?” Accidents do not “just happen”—they are caused. These events can almost always be traced to an unsafe act, an unsafe condition, or a combination of both. If we are going to eliminate accidents we must have some idea of what causes unsafe acts and conditions.

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New Job? What Are The Odds of Injury?

Every time you change jobs you face a higher probability of being injured on the job. Studies show that in heavy industries up to 25% of injuries, or 1 in every 4 workers, will be injured within the first 30 days of starting a new work position. Think of that—the first 30 days!

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Seven Common Accident Causes

Consider this statistic: 80 out of every 100 accidents are the fault of the person involved in the incident. Unsafe Acts cause four times as many accidents & injuries as unsafe conditions. Accidents occur for many reasons. Management can be linked to many incidents, through improper new-hire orientation, task training, or equipment training. Supervisor accountability of in place safety processes can also be linked to incidents.

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