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Potential Causes

of Accidents

Dalogdog, Ralph Michael M.

BS-ECE
What is ACCIDENT?

Accident is an event that is:

● Unexpected

● Unplanned

● Unwanted
Primary Causes of Accidents

01 Unsafe Act

02 Unsafe Condition
Unsafe Act

The human action that departs from a standard job procedure or


safe practice, safety regulations or instructions.
Unsafe Acts

● Operating Equipment without Authority


● Disregard of SOP or instructions
● Removing Safety Devices
● Using Defective equipment
● Using improper PPEs or Using PPEs improperly
● Horseplay
● Working in an unsafe posture
● Absent-mindedness / Nervousness
Unsafe Acts

● Willful intent to injure


● Working while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
● Improper lifting and carrying
● Lack of knowledge or skills
● Failure to understand instructions
Unsafe Condition

The physical or chemical property of a material, machine or the


environment which could result in injury to a person, damage or
destruction to property or other forms of losses.
Unsafe Conditions

● Wet slippery floors


● Unstable stacking of materials
● Protruding re-bars
● Live conductors without insulation
● Equipment without machine guarding
● Poor storage of combustible materials
RESOURCES:

http://www.oshc.dole.gov.ph/images/Files/Info%20Materials/OSHC%20Info%
20Materials/Accident_Causes_and_Preventions.pdf
Reasons on
Workplace
Inspection
What is WORKPLACE INSPECTION?

● It is a planned event in which the workplace is inspected to


identify potential hazards.
REASONS FOR WORKPLACE INSPECTION

● Safety is a serious concern for any business. To make sure


your employees are working in a safe environment, you will
need to conduct a safety inspection. Whether you conduct
your own inspection or have an outside group, the goal is
always to protect your workers from injury. This by default
keeps your operation working better.
REASONS FOR WORKPLACE INSPECTION

● To determine if you your Safety & Health programs and


procedures are working.
● To verify that your employees and management
are engaged in your safety programs.
● To verify that your processes are in compliance with
company policies and regulations.
● To verify compliance with applicable OSHA rules.
REASONS FOR WORKPLACE INSPECTION

● To determine if you are documenting your safety and


health program activities properly.
● To discover and identify potential hazards.
● To evaluate the effectiveness of existing management
controls.
● To check the safety of your workplace.
● To check the safety of your equipment.
REASONS FOR WORKPLACE INSPECTION

● To evaluate the adequacy of your supervisors' safety


training and performance.
● To evaluate the adequacy of your employees' safety
training and performance.
● LAW
REASONS FOR WORKPLACE INSPECTION

● The Republic Act No. 11058 or "An Act Strengthening


Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health
Standards" (OSHS) also imposes penalties on employers
that do not to follow the health and safety standards set
by the Philippine labor code and international guidelines.
REASONS FOR WORKPLACE INSPECTION

● The new policy requires employers or contractors to:


- furnish a work place free from hazards
- provide complete job safety instructions or orientation
- inform workers about the hazards associated with their
work
- use only approved devices and equipment
- provide workers with free protective equipment like safety
belt or harness, gas or dust respirators
REASONS FOR WORKPLACE INSPECTION

● The measure gives workers the right to refuse to work if


hazardous situations occur in their workplace.

● Employers who will fail to comply with the policy will be


fined up to ₱100,000 per day until the violation is
corrected.
REMINDER:

“It is better to be carefull 100 times than


to get killed once.”

- Mark Twain
RESOURCES:
https://smallbusiness.chron.com/conduct-workplace-safety-inspections-
789.html

https://www.comcare.gov.au/preventing/prevention/workplace_inspection

https://www.safetyproresources.com/blog/11-reasons-you-should-conduct-regular-
safety-audits

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