7 ACCIDENTS What Are The Odds 1 29 Serious Injury/High $ Loss Minor Injury/Minimal $ Loss 300??? Incident (Near Miss) Unsafe Acts H.W. Heinrich s Pyramid (1931) (modified)
8 ACCIDENTS Oregon Fatalities *
9 ACCIDENTS Oregon Fatalities Of the 41 work-related fatalities in % (16) of the workers had been employed for one year or less at the time of their injury, including 5 workers killed during the first month of employment! 61% were employed longer than one year.
10 ACCIDENTS Oregon Fatalities Of the 41 work-related fatalities in were men and 3 were women. Median age of these workers was 41 years. Youngest worker killed was a 16 years. Oldest worked killed was 75 years.
11 ACCIDENTS Oregon Transportation Fatalities Transportation accidents resulted in the greatest number of work related fatalities with a total of 22 deaths. Collisions Overturned vehicles Workers struck or pinned by vehicles
12 ACCIDENTS Highest Risk Incidents Telecommunication s employees are at risk of serious injuries from: Vehicle Crashes Working in/around Traffic Falling from ladders/poles Electrical Contact
14 PREVENTION Management does safety to: 1. Avoid OSHA Penalties 2. Reduce Costs Increase profits 3. Keep Employees Safe
15 PREVENTION - Management does safety to: 1. Avoid OSHA Penalties Penalties cost the company direct and indirect costs and many times the cost after the penalty is more expensive than the prevention costs.
16 PREVENTION - Management does safety to: 2. Reduce Costs Increase profits In 1999 in Oregon there were 24,993 claims and the average cost per claim was $10,359. (hidden costs are 3 to 5 times that of direct costs)
17 PREVENTION - Management does safety to: 3. Keep Employees Safe Increased morale, more efficient employees, and increased employee confidence in the company.
18 PREVENTION Employees do safety to: 1. Avoid Discipline 2. Avoid Termination/Maintain Good Employment 3. Be Injury Free (for Self & Family)
19 PREVENTION - Employees do safety to: 1. Avoid Discipline These employee s do not buy into safety and when the threat of discipline is removed they are at high risk of having an incident.
20 PREVENTION - Employees do safety to: 2. Avoid Termination/Maintain Good Employment Good employees have pride in their work and take the time to work safe for themselves and for their co-workers. Good employees believe that Safety and Quality go hand-in-hand.
21 PREVENTION - Employees do safety to: 3. Be Injury Free (for Self & Family) Being Injury Free means you go home fully functional every day. You are able to enjoy your life and family and continue to be a contributing member of society.
22 PREVENTION One Step to Prevention is TRAINING
23 TRAINING - What Workplace Training Can Do For Workers Worker training is an essential element of every safety and health program. Training helps inexperienced workers.
24 TRAINING - Requirements General Training Requirements & Job Specific Training Requirements
25 TRAINING - What Workplace Training Can Not Do For Workers Training isn't likely to help if workers don t understand it, if they are unmotivated, or if managers and supervisors don t enforce safe work practices.
26 TRAINING FOR PREVENTION Education tells WHY Training shows HOW Experience improves Skills Accountability sustains Behavior
27 PREVENTION Accountability You have the Right to a Safe Work Environment & You have a Responsibility to be Accountable for your own behavior
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