IME 320-W10 - Health and Safety in the Workplace

IME 320-W10 - Health and Safety in the Workplace -...

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Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo Health and Safety in the Work Place An accident is an unplanned, unanticipated or uncontrolled event – generally one that has unhappy consequences. There are two accident prevention theories: Theory A: Accidents are caused by unsafe behavior; modifying the ways in which people behave may therefore prevent them. Unsafe behavior may stem from: A lack of awareness of the risks of work A foolhardy attitude towards the risks of work A lack of adequate instruction and training in safe working methods A lack of supervision in the working situation Theory B: Accidents are caused by unsafe systems of work: redesigning the working system may therefore prevent them. The basic elements of a safe working system are: A safe working environment Safe plant and equipment Safe procedures and working practices Competent personnel The employer has the responsibility under OSHA guidelines to warn the employees about the
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2010 for the course IME 320 taught by Professor Mcfarland during the Winter '10 term at Cal Poly.

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