6fce66a53a594a8a80c7eeba2b341484_Causal_Factors_and_Corrective_Actions_in_the_Tool_Truck_Case_III

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Causal Factors and Corrective Actions in the Tool Truck Case III 1/17/2014
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A preventable accident is one which occurs because the driver fails to act in a reasonably expected manner to prevent it. In judging whether the driver's actions were reasonable, one seeks to determine whether the driver drove defensively and demonstrated an acceptable level of skill and knowledge. The judgment of what is reasonable can be based on a company- adopted definition, thus establishing a goal for its safety management programs. DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT : The driver was experienced and competent to drive the tool truck. Driving is a profession requiring skill, knowledge, physical and mental health and character integrity. Public safety and company reputation requires that drivers be fully qualified. Drivers who are not qualified should receive remedial training or be terminated if they cannot be brought up to the necessary level of competence. The driver of the tool truck deviated from his aisle route and drove through an area he was not familiar with and with decreased visibility. While there were no rules concerning riders the driver violated the workplace safety by carrying a passenger in which the truck was not designed or equipped to carry any type of passenger. The driver should have been aware that these trucks were not designed to carry passengers. In order for a rider to sit
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