April 2013

Safety/Loss Prevention

Conceptually, accidents are a fallacy

Webster’s unabridged dictionary defines accident as “Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one’s foresight or expectation; an undesigned, sudden and unexpected event..

Sawyer, M., Apex Safety Consultants

Webster’s unabridged dictionary defines accident as “Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one’s foresight or expectation; an undesigned, sudden and unexpected event; chance; contingency; often, an undesigned and unforeseen occurrence of an afflictive or unfortunate character; a casualty; a mishap; as, to die by an accident.” When viewed in conjunction with the workplace, no one dies or is injured by accident. Each worker fatality and injury is preventable. Yet, sadly, thousands of workplace fatalities, injuries, fires and other losses occur each year. Aside from the compassion for all worker’s well-being and the legal obligation of employers t

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