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Safety & the Human Factor

LBLR V SAFESTART İ1|SAFETY & tt HUMAN FACTOR "Human factors" refer to environmental, organizational, job factors, & individual characteristics that influence behavior at work in a way that can affect health & safety. To learn about how human factors impact workplace safety, BLR partnered with SafeStart and surveyed 1,000+ safety pros. Here are a few highlights. 80% say their biggest injury challenges are those involving human errors. Worker safety is rated the most important reason to include the human factor in safety programs. QUICK STAT In 2012, there were nearly 3,000,000,000 nonfatal injuries & illnesses. *private industry employers Source: HOW ARE WORKERS GETTING INJURED? TOP REASONS FOR INJURIES AT WORK "1 #1 #2 Slips, trips, & falls Not wearing PPE (not (sprains & strains) following procedures) DO YOUR WORKERS TAKE SHORTCUTS? [TEMPORARY WORKERS] Here are a few comments about shortcuts If so, they could be contributing to workplace injuries. "Despite our training efforts, inexperience is always a variable. When asked how often workers take shortcuts, [NEW HIRES] "It's usually new hires who are unsure of their place." 55% [THIRD PARTIES] "Our problem is with 3rd party contractors/ vendors." said "occasionally." WHAT INFLUENCES BEHAVIOR? ONE LAST DOWNLOAD THE SURVEY! TIP Safety pros said in their experience, employee engagement & hands-on training most influence employee behavior. VSAFESTART A Sany companoe LBLR Over 1,000 safety professionals participated in this safety survey. Cost Safe Work Practice Procedure Regulatory Compliance Worker Safety

Safety & the Human Factor

shared by BLR_EHS on May 07
To find out about the challenges companies face in ensuring that employees work safely, BLR partnered with SafeStart to survey over 1,000 safety pros about the effects of human factors on workplace sa...




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