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August 05, 2011
Unsafe Acts and Conditions in Work Accidents

In a webinar entitled 'Employee-Driven Safety: Getting Your Organization to World-Class Safety Status,' Brent Altemose, CIH, CSP ad Marc Turnia, MPT, CPE, both of SABRE Health & Safety discussed unsafe acts and conditions.

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An employee-driven safety program is important because it addresses employee behavior. An employee may get hurt in the workplace because of unsafe condition or unsafe behavior. Based on accident investigations, it is evident that 94 percent of accidents involve some unsafe act or behavior. If we can avoid unsafe acts, we can usually prevent accidents. Often, unsafe acts and unsafe conditions go hand in hand; an unsafe act creates an unsafe condition.

Unsafe Conditions v. Unsafe Acts

  • 77 percent of accidents are the result of unsafe conditions and unsafe behaviors;
  • 17 percent of accidents are the result of unsafe behaviors only;
  • 5 percent are the result of unsafe conditions only;
  • In 1 percent of accidents no unsafe conditions or unsafe behaviors are involved.

Ultimately, companies want their safety programs or safety cultures to progress to the point where safety is part of everyone's core values, day in day out. Some companies have done well, but it is difficult to get there. With an employee-driven safety program, once you change people's perceptions about safety, you can impact their attitudes and beliefs and ultimately progress to changing individual and company values.

Brent Altenose, CIH, CSP, is Owner and Principal Consultant at SABRA Health & Safety based in Easton, PA. He can be reached at 866-734-0127 ext. 701 or at baltemose@sabresafety.net. Marc Turina, MPT, CPE, is Ergonomics Consultant at SABRE Health & Safety. He can be reached at 866-734-0127 ext. 702 or at mturina@sabresafety.net.

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