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Running Head: HAZARD RECOGNITION 1 Hazard Recognition Carpet Installation Student Name Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University SFTY 590 Hazard Control Methods in Occupational Safety and Health Professor April 26, 2018
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HAZARD RECOGNITION 2 ABSTRACT Fall safety is identified as number one of ten violations that occurred in the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 2017 (OSHA, 2017). Because of this trend it is evident that employees are not aware of the written procedures or they are complacent with a common piece of equipment that safety procedures are easily overlooked. The evidence centers on research pulled from the OSHA regulation combined with the organization and structure flow using the goal accomplishment model. The logic flows through the basic understanding of the associated factors, the importance of people, activities, equipment, place management and the procedural environment. This paper will build bridges to assess where breakdowns occurred for one subcontractor that lost his life due to overlooked safety violations. The end goal of this paper is to properly characterize how a safety culture if properly implemented could have prevented a death of a laborer and increase employee awareness and safety.
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HAZARD RECOGNITION 3 Hazard Recognition Carpet Installation During a routine day on a routine operation carpet was being installed in a newly constructed high-rise building. However, for the employees this was not going to end up like an ordinary day. On November 12, 2009 what should have been a routine installation proved to be fatal for a seasoned carpet installer (Schoonover et. el, 2012). The 45-year old team member was fatally injured after falling 32 feet from an open window and landing head first on a concrete sidewalk below (Schoonover et. el, 2012). The installer was working from within a three-sided box that contained rolls of carpet also referred to as a skip box. The skip box was hoisted in place by an all-terrain tele-handler and placed outside the fourth story open window where the installer would be able to grasp the carpet and pull the rolls into the building (Schoonover et. el, 2012). The installer that plummeted had one foot on the windowsill and one foot on a roll of carpet within the skip box. As the installer adjusted his weight from the window sill and onto the carpet he lost his footing and pulled an entire roll of carpet with him to his crushing death where the installer was later pronounced dead at the hospital from the sustained fall (Schoonover et. el, 2012). The goal accomplishment model will be used to fully understand the entire hazard and determine the best possible solution to prevent another accident of this type (Brauer, 2016).
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