This topic covers information about accident causes, prevention, and investigations, including safety programs and methods for correcting safety problems.
Accident prevention is an important subject for every employer to understand. The General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to go beyond the specific requirements of OSHA regulations in order to help prevent job-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.
For related resources and training materials, refer to the following topics:
- Job Hazard Analysis for information on determining the hazards involved in a particular job and minimizing the risk of accidents
- Illness and Injuries for information on OSHA recordkeeping requirements for work-related injuries
- Safety Plans for information on written accident prevention plans