Everyone has witnessed fellow employees take risks at work (or worse, it was you taking the risk). There are these “risk-takers” at every company, large or small; they know the rules and have been properly trained but continually seem to take chances, ignore safety rules, or just don’t follow proper procedures. Workers who don’t follow safety procedures are not only dangerous to themselves but also to others around them. Mastery’s newly released course title, from content partner Digital 2000, “Human Aspects of Safety: How to Prevent Accident,” demonstrates the vast amount of ways where unsafe acts and accidents can occur: virtually anywhere and to anyone.
The majority of all accidents are caused by the unsafe acts of people. Unsafe acts include:
- Lack of awareness and concentration
- Alcohol and drugs
- Not thinking about the job or safety
- Not paying attention to surroundings
- Lack of knowledge
- Improper use of equipment
- Over confidence
Safety requires every one’s attention as well as good judgment and thinking – if you are ever not sure of something, ask questions to clarify and get information before performing the act. Accidents can be prevented; all it takes is the effort to prevent the accident.
Use Mastery’s course library to promote accident prevention in your workplace.