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The cost of work-related injury and illness for Australian employers, workers and the community 2008–09 - Safe Work Australia

The cost of work-related injury and illness for Australian employers, workers and the community 2008–09 - Safe Work Australia | Quest 1. OHS- Serious & fatal accidents in the workplace. | Scoop.it

 This site contains materials supporting the WHS laws including; the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model Codes of Practice. 

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60 Billion Dollars between 08' and 09' spent on work related injury! The Government are cutting jobs and shutting down businesses to lower national spending but 60+ Billion dollars is spent each year on avoidable workplace accidents. I just don't understand it. How can this happen? Have we really not come that far in the past 40 years?

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Nurse arriving for work killed by snowplow in hospital lot - Chicago Sun-Times

Nurse arriving for work killed by snowplow in hospital lot - Chicago Sun-Times | Quest 1. OHS- Serious & fatal accidents in the workplace. | Scoop.it
abc13.com Nurse arriving for work killed by snowplow in hospital lot Chicago Sun-Times A 51-year-old nurse at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital died early Wednesday morning after she was struck by a plow truck outside the Barrington hospital,...
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I wonder who is liable for this woman's death. Would it be the person or organisation that owns the snowplow or would it be the Hospital as it was on the Hospital grounds and she was on her way to work? Interesting scenario. 

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Hazard Analysis: The Accident Causation Model

Hazard Analysis: The Accident Causation Model | Quest 1. OHS- Serious & fatal accidents in the workplace. | Scoop.it
This article examines the role of human factors in the accident causation process and reviews the various preventive measures (and their effectiveness...
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Human vs machine. Great site to visit to understand more about the relationship that people have with machines and how they are the primary source of workplace accidents. We need to make these preventative measures fool proof. Hazard Analysis is a very important part in OHS and prevention... On the other hand however, we can't always rely on humans to make the right decisions to ensure their safety. We as Accident Investigators may need to look at the system as a whole.

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National OHS Strategy target measurement - Safe Work Australia

National OHS Strategy target measurement - Safe Work Australia | Quest 1. OHS- Serious & fatal accidents in the workplace. | Scoop.it
This site contains materials supporting the WHS laws including; the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model Codes of Practice. Analysis of data and research relating to work health and safety and workers’ compensation is available from this site.
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The home of where you will find statistics to workplace injuries and deaths in Australia. While looking through the stats you can make a comparison of accidents over the years. Have they increased of decreased? 

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Forklift Safety | InjuryBoard Gadsden

Forklift Safety | InjuryBoard Gadsden | Quest 1. OHS- Serious & fatal accidents in the workplace. | Scoop.it

Many serious workplace injuries and deaths occur because of mistakes in operating forklifts and their load.


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The OHSA have attempted to implement a series of safety regulations to reduce the risk of injury while operating forklifts but sometimes no amount of education and training can prevent human error and ignorance. In my opinion, human factors are the cause of a very high percentage of workplace accidents. You can have a machine that is working perfectly fine but once you put a human in control, things have the potential to go very wrong. Regardless of the amount of training and or safety regulations, humans will sometimes cut corners and jeopardise their safety. I understand that humans are not the hazard but does that make them the hazard control?

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The True Cost of Workplace Injuries [INFOGRAPHIC]

The True Cost of Workplace Injuries [INFOGRAPHIC] | Quest 1. OHS- Serious & fatal accidents in the workplace. | Scoop.it
When it comes to the cost of workplace injuries, worker's compensation is just the tip of the iceberg. Learn the hidden costs of workplace injuries by downloading this infographic.

Via Jeffrey Lapin
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I often think about the deaths and the physical injuries that are caused by workplace accidents that I forget about the financial impact that they have on our nation. From workers compensation to medical costs and profit loss it seems like such a high price to pay for situations that can and should be easily avoided. 

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Jeffrey Lapin's curator insight, December 3, 2013 1:17 PM

The True Cost of Workplace Injuries [Infographic]


"The true cost to the nation, employers, and individuals of work-related injuries is much greater than the cost of workers' compensation alone." By: National Safety Council (NSC)

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The actual cost to the nation, employers and individuals of work-related injuries is much higher than workers compenstation alone. The information shown in the above diagram is a great insight to the underlying costs and shows the NSC's estimated total of economic costs of Occupational Injuries.

Dan Andreasen's curator insight, March 22, 2015 7:21 PM

I believe that the personal cost of a workplace injury can and will in most cases outweigh the financial cost, but it’s hard to put a face and a story to WHS statistics, that is why I believe this info-graphic is so great at explaining and highlighting some of the hidden costs that a WHS incident carries with it, it gives us a clear financial reason as to why it is such an important issue for our society to tackle, both now and in the future.

 

Five years from now I hope to be able to make a positive change to statistics such as these, as I believe that there are still plenty of room for improvements in regards to WHS.  

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workplace accident

really funny video that is true about unsafe work places.
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Not sure if this clip is funny but it does present a very graphic example of a workplace accident. The woman also makes an EXCELLENT point that there is no such thing as workplace accidents. It also touches on the topic that prevention of workplace accidents is the responsibility of the administration of the companies. Companies should be implementing  ways to protect their employees. Lack of strict policies. Quick and powerful video that is direct and straight to the point, PREVENTION IS KEY.

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Dana O'Brien's curator insight, March 10, 2014 1:43 AM

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There really are no 'accidents'.... This video shows the severe importance of implementing and following a safety procedure and how companies should be enforcing this throughout their workplace.

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Accident at Work? Critical Steps After a Workplace Injury Harcourt ...

Injuries that occur in the workplace should never be ignored. These accidents can happen very quickly during the course of a normal work day, yet lead to a lifetime of chronic pain. If you have suffered a major workplace injury ...
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OHS rules and regulations are crucial to the prevention of accidents in the workplace. Some people are not so lucky to just be injured but can sometimes lose their lives as a result of an accident. Prevention is key. 

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[Indonesia] Five dead, two critical in workplace tragedy

Five workers died with two others left in critical condition following an accident in an under-construction septic pit at the Manhattan Square construction site in South Jakarta on Tuesday. The tragedy was the latest in a series of fatal workplace accidents in the city. 


Via AMRC Hong Kong
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You really could not imagine a more disgusting way to die! I have visited Indonesia various times over the last 5 years and with little knowledge about OHS procedures it became very obvious to me that the national standards were very low. For those who have also been to Indonesia, I'm sure you would have the same opinion on this while passing by some of the construction sites. DANGEROUS is the only word I can think of.  I wonder why they do not make workplace safety a priority in their country?  Isn't it in their best interest to look after their people and ensure they are building adequate foundations?

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Daisy's curator insight, March 25, 2016 6:51 AM

It's situations like these I want to avoid at all costs. I want to let people understand the causes and effects of their ignorance. Also the fact that seven people had made close to the exact same mistake is quite unbelievable. 


 


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Police release name of worker killed at Red Lion's water plant - York Dispatch

Police release name of worker killed at Red Lion's water plant - York Dispatch | Quest 1. OHS- Serious & fatal accidents in the workplace. | Scoop.it
Police release name of worker killed at Red Lion's water plant
York Dispatch
The fatal industrial accident happened while Todt was working at the Red Lion Municipal Authority's water plant, 500 Gebhart Road, according to Dunbar.

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As a future Accident Investigator I want to be able to find out why these sorts of workplace accidents occur. Why do people die at work? What can we do to prevent them from happening next time? I want to be able to find out whether it is negligence or bad luck. OHS procedures play such an important part in an Accident investigators role. An accident in the workplace is just not a good enough excuse to die.

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Occupational health and safety | australia.gov.au

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Great site if you are wanting to find out all the rules and regulations regarding OHS is Australia. The site also provides many links to other agencies such as Safe Work Australia & Comcare. 

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Dana O'Brien's curator insight, March 10, 2014 2:04 AM

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A very useful website that contains all the necessary information regarding all the current rules and regulations in Australia. From this website you can also access another very useful website called Safe Work Australia.

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Wal-Mart charged in workplace death of teen - CBC.ca

Wal-Mart charged in workplace death of teen - CBC.ca | Quest 1. OHS- Serious & fatal accidents in the workplace. | Scoop.it
CBC.caWal-Mart charged in workplace death of teenCBC.ca...

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Total negligence on the behalf of Wal-Mart. This should never have happened to this young 17 teen year old boy. This is a prime example of why OHS procedures are important in saving lives. It would be interesting to found out why periodic maintenace and safety procedures were not followed... could there be a justifiable reason? I would't think so. An accident is not a good enough excuse to die.

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Preventing Workplace Injuries Is No Accident

Let a professional stuntman show you how to avoid slips, trips, falls, and other leading causes of injuries to employees and volunteer workers. This video is...
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Why are peopling sustaining minor injuries such as slips, trips and falls in the workplace?  Because they are uneducated about basic OHS policies and procedures. A lesson for as little as 10 minutes about manual handling and safety procedures could easily educate these people but, why isn't it being done? Minor injuries are the easiest to correct so I cannot understand why they are still happening. 

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Stupidity At The Workplace... (Bad & funny habits on the job - death and injury factors at work)

A slideshow presentation of workplace and worker stupidity. Dangerous scenes, activities and potentials... Humans, machines... chances for injury and death. ...
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This is purely for entertainment value but it does give very real examples of stupid and unsafe acts that employees take in the workplace. I refuse to believe that they are real but unfortunately they are. I'm unsure as to where in the world these pictures are taken but hopefully none are from Australia. 

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hahaha I am a massive fan of the guy working under that boulder hahahaa
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Film shooter's fatal workplace accident was not fiction

Film shooter's fatal workplace accident was not fiction | Quest 1. OHS- Serious & fatal accidents in the workplace. | Scoop.it
A recent film production shooting scenes in Georgia resulted in an accident that has left many members of the industry saddened. The incident occurred when a female camera assistant fell...
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Not your average workplace accident but yet again a great example of how OHS procedures are important in saving lives. The set managers failed to apply for the correct permit and clearance for filming in this location... as a result a young women has lost her life from an on coming train. Tragic.  

Something so simple and totally avoidable. Perhaps time and money played a role in their decision making.

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How you can save your co-workers life at work

How people die when silence prevails.
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Such a simple yet effective clip. It touches on the mistake that so many employees make on a day to day basis when it comes to the safety of their co-workers. Many people don't intervene when they see someone performing an unsafe task at work... maybe because they are afraid of an arugment or hurting someones feelings, but when it comes to potentially saving the lives of those around us it is important to speak up.  "I could have saved a life that day, but I chose to look the other way".

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