COMM 392 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFTEY

Beyond mgmts control unsafe conditions improperly

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Unformatted text preview: bout workplace safety hazards, to participate in occupational h&s processes and to refuse to work if they have reasonable cause to believe that the work can be dangerous 3 Basic causes of accidents • Chance occurrences ! Beyond mgmts control • Unsafe conditions ! Improperly guarded/defected equipment ! Hazardous procedures around machines ! Unsafe storage, improper ventilation • Unsafe acts on the part of employees ! Working at unsafe speeds, or distracting workers ! Removing/adjusting/disconnecting safety devices ! Using unsafe procedures or unsafe equipment three other work- related factors: 6 major employee health issues at work Alcholism Drug abuse Stress Depression Burnout Repetitive strain injuries • • • ▫ job itself: certain jobs are inherentl...
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