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Accident Investigations


Accident Investigations - Using OSHA 7505 guidelines

Preventing accidents is everyone's responsibility; Accidents are a result of an unsafe act, an unsafe condition, or both.

Unsafe Acts – Most accidents are caused by an unsafe act. Examples include operating equipment/tools without training or permission, failure to use Lockout procedures, failure to inspect equipment, attempting unauthorized repairs, not following safety procedures, improper lifting, not using PPE, improper use of chemicals.

Unsafe Conditions – Damaged equipment/tools, poor lighting, slippery walking surfaces, missing machine guards, inadequate training or supervision, exposed electrical circuits, worn or damaged PPE, improper storage, trash accumulation, over loaded electrical circuits, congested walkways, trip hazards, missing hazard warning signs, unlabeled chemicals.