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Safety and Ergonomics Spring 2010/ 2011 1 Safety and Ergonomics OSHA History ± Industrial safety laws regulations were inadequate to ttb f i d t prevent great number of accidents ² Sylmar disaster in 1971 ± Because of the increasing cost of premiums for workers' compensation Æ some companies became more safety conscious Spring 2010/ 2011 2
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Safety and Ergonomics Spring 2010/ 2011 2 Losses Losses due to Accidents Spring 2010/ 2011 3 History ± Heinrich had estimated that 88% of 75000 accident cases reviewed were due to unsafe act of people. ± “System Safety” concept Æ accidents could be caused by an error not only of the operator but by personnel such as the designer, manager, manufacturing, or anyone connected with the system. ² There might have been equipment or environmental deficiency. Æ Ensure that the design is safe Spring 2010/ 2011 Æ Manufacturing should be under good quality control Æ Workers and operators well trained Æ Maintenance had to be performed when required by knowledgeable person 4
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