Great places to work are also safe places to work. For construction companies, facilities departments or anyone trying to manage site safety - starting each shift with a 5 to 10 minute toolbox meeting is good practice to prevent injuries on the job site.
Consider this statistic: Eight out of every ten accidents are attributed to actions or in-actions of the person involved in the incident. Unsafe acts cause four times as many accidents & injuries as unsafe conditions.
Workplace safety incidents occur for many reasons. In most industries, people tend to look for "things" to blame when an accident happens, because it's easier than looking for "root causes," such as those listed below. Consider these descriptions of underlying causes of workplace accidents. Have you been guilty of any of these attitudes or behaviors?
Topics: Workplace Safety