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  1. Accident Prevention Universityof SouthernIndiana

  2. Why do accidents happen? • Accidents happen for one or both of the following Unsafe acts & Unsafe conditions

  3. Unsafe Acts • Unsafe acts are action by people that directly cause or contribute to an accident. Examples are: • Horseplay, running • Drug or alcohol use • Not following procedures – taking shortcuts • Unauthorized use of equipment or tools • Using damaged equipment • Not using personal protective equipment

  4. Unsafe Conditions • Examples of unsafe conditions are: • Damaged equipment • Poor lighting • Missing machine guards • Unsafe atmosphere • Slippery floors • Lack of proper equipment

  5. Controls prevent accidents • There are 3 basic types of controls we use to prevent accidents • Engineering Controls • Administrative Controls • Training Controls

  6. Engineering Controls • Engineering controls include • Building and equipment design • Location and types of machinery controls • Machine guards • Equipment location and access

  7. Administrative Controls • Administrative controls include • Hazard identification and analysis • Identification of personal protective equipment • Specific safety procedures • Proper storage of material and equipment • Controlled access to hazardous areas • Authorization requirements for hazardous operations

  8. Training Controls • Training is necessary so you know • How to recognize, report, avoid and control hazards • How to safely use equipment, tools and chemicals • How to select, use and store personal protective equipment

  9. If it looks unsafe It probably IS! Tell your supervisor

  10. What you can do • Never do anything • That you have not been trained and authorized to do • That is unsafe • That violates university procedures • That puts others at risk

  11. Report! • Any unsafe acts • Any unsafe conditions • Any accidents or injuries • Any near misses

  12. Encourage! • Let others know that you want to work safely and expect them to follow the rules too! Don’t let others endanger you or others.

  13. Inspect! • Do a daily safety check of • Your work area • Your equipment • Your tools • Yourself

  14. Inform! • Let your supervisor know if you • Are taking medication that makes you sleepy or affects your vision

  15. Be Alert! • Think about your actions • Watch out for others • Know the hazards of your surroundings • Watch where you walk

  16. Be accountable! • Don’t create unsafe conditions • Clean up spills immediately • Put things back when you’re done • Keep your work area safe for others

  17. Be Safe! • Being safe is an active choice you have every day • Know the hazards and controls • Follow the safety procedures – they protect you and others