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slippery surfaces. 6. Consider your options
Work may involve heavy lifting, awkward
equipment or co-worker
assistance when possible.
Rotate individual job
tasks among workers
within the same job and
skill level when machines,
tools or equipment are not available to do
the work. By sharing jobs, workers are less
likely to get injured.
7. Learn from your past accidents and
You can prevent future
injuries if you understand
what caused an accident or a
• Investigate accidents
and near misses to
find their causes.
• Brainstorm with
your workers to discuss
how the job can be improved.
• Make changes and then follow-up to make •
• sure they are effective.
Shut down that part of the job where
life- threatening conditions are present.
Recognize individual workers who use safe
work practices and serve as an example to
other workers. 8. Encourage rest breaks and frequent hydration
Workers who feel healthy and energized tend to
be more productive with better work quality,
particularly in the afternoon hours:
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- Spring '13
- Human Resource Management