Monthly Archives: March 2017

Purpose of Inspecting

There are many purposes for a hazard inspection, all of which should be designed to enhance the effectiveness of the organization and the workers. Primarily, inspections that are well planned and executed are used to identify hazardous conditions before these … Continue reading

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Human Error in System Approach to Hazard Inspection

When you look at a system approach to inspecting work areas, you must recognize that approximately 80% to 95% of all accidents are caused by human errors. This means that somewhere at some time a human being interacted with the … Continue reading

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A Systems Approach to Hazard Inspections

A systemic approach looks at the organization as a system. A typical system has inputs a process to manipulate the inputs and outputs. All systems work the same. Figure 1 shows a simple system. In this example, materials are the … Continue reading

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