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Seven Common Accident Causes

Consider this statistic: 80 out of every 100 accidents are the fault of the person involved in the incident. Unsafe acts cause four times as many accidents and injuries as unsafe conditions.  

Accidents occur for many reasons. In most industries people tend to
look for "things" to blame when an accident happens, because it's easier than looking for "root causes," such as those listed below.  Remember...Safety First!



  1. Taking shortcuts
  2. Being overconfident
  3. Starting a task with Incomplete instructions
  4. Poor housekeeping
  5. Ignoring procedures
  6. Mental distractions from work
  7. Failure to pre-plan work


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Posted February 19, 2019

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