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Concrete Construction Safety: Actions To Identify And Control Workplace Hazards(2)

- Sep 21, 2018 -

4. Conduct an accident investigation

When an event does occur, it is important to take all the details to identify where the danger exists and prevent it from happening again. The purpose of the investigation must always be to determine the root cause of the incident.

Steps to conduct an accident investigation:

Develop clear plans and procedures for incident investigations to begin an investigation as soon as the incident occurs. The plan should cover the following items:

Who will be involved?

Communication channel

Materials, equipment and supplies needed

Report form and template

The training survey team handles incident investigation techniques and emphasizes objectivity and openness throughout the investigation.

Conduct a survey with a well-trained team that includes representatives of management and workers.

Investigate close-up/close mistakes.

Identify and analyze root causes to resolve potential planning deficiencies that lead to events.

Communicate the results of the survey to managers, supervisors and workers to prevent recurrence.


5. Identify hazards associated with emergency and unconventional conditions

Even uncommon tasks can be dangerous, and your team must understand and recognize these dangers. It is important to establish hazard procedures related to foreseeable emergencies and unconventional situations.

Planning for emergency and non-routine programs:

Fire and explosion

Chemical release

Hazardous substance leakage

Startup after planned or unplanned equipment downtime

Unconventional tasks, such as maintenance activities that are not performed frequently

Structure crash

Outbreak of disease

Weather emergency and natural disasters

Medical emergency

Workplace violence


6. Describe the nature of the hazard, identify interim control measures, and prioritize the hazard control

Once you have assessed and understood the potential hazards, you must then identify potential incidents that may result. Then, develop temporary controls and prioritize the hazards for permanent control.


Next step:

Each hazard is assessed by considering the severity of the underlying outcome, the likelihood of the event or exposure occurring, and the number of workers that may be exposed.

Temporary controls are used to protect workers until a more permanent solution can be implemented.

Identify the priority of the hazard so that the person with the greatest risk is resolved first. However, please note that employers are obliged to control all seriously recognized hazards and protect workers.