An "accident" is any
unplanned event that results in personal injury or property damage. Accidents
are often preceded by related incidents and near misses, and are often both
predictable and preventable. Causes of accidents can be identified through
change analysis, job safety analysis, accident investigations, and near-miss
reports. Workplace safety programs are designed to prevent accidents by improving
the work environment and employee work practices. The proper use of signs
or symbols to indicate and define specific hazards are essential tools for
helping employees spot hazards and avoid accidents. Safety meetings also provide
an excellent way to communicate safe practices to employees and prevent accidents.
Most employers must keep accident records. Training employees to adopt safe
practices will also help prevent accidents.
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