Accident imposes tremendous costs on business organizations in both human and material terms. Losses in man-hour due to injury and sickness can only be compared to losses due to strikes and/or industrial disputes.
About 88% of accidents are mainly caused by human error, 10% are attributed to mechanical failures while the remaining 2% is due to some inexplicable circumstances. There is little doubt however, that the majority of accidents are caused by the things people do or fail to do.
A near miss is an accident, which should be regarded as a warning that a problem exists and this requires some positive action. The occurrences of accidents are due to many reasons, common among which are:
a). Careless attitude
c). Lack of ability
d). Poor tolls and equipment
e). Lack of Knowledge
f). Taking shortcuts
g). Working without
When accidents occur, many people tend to apportion blame to the worker. Agreeably, blame should go to a recalcitrant or lackluster, but the primary concern should be to determine the causative factor and prevent re-occurrence. It is therefore of utmost importance to verify the background of an accident more fully in order to determine why unsafe conditions were created or unsafe acts performed.
SAFETY IS A WAY OF LIFE, not an end of life. It should be a process, not an end product.