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Monday, August 10, 2009

Dealing With A Catastrophic Workplace Accident

Former OSHA head Edwin G. Foulke, Jr has an article in last Friday's edition of Manufacturing.NET, a manufacturing news publication. However, it's an article that applies to any workplace. The article is called "Catastrophic Workplace Accidents: It Could Happen To You."

The article discusses advance planning and preparation for catastrophic events in the workplace, and the importance of anticipating each workplace emergency before it happens. Here is how hesummarizes his article:

"In summary, employers can effectively deal with workplace fatalities and catastrophic accidents, but only through proper planning and execution. It is virtually impossible for an employer to deal with all the competing audiences which assemble during a catastrophic accident or fatality without proper planning. In fact, effective planning may help reduce the pain and suffering suffered by the surviving family and co-workers, while at the same time allow the employer to resume normal operations quicker and reduce the financial and potential legal burdens placed on the company."

You can read the entire article here.

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Anonymous Munros Safety said...

Proper planning is the name of the game. Planning will allow things to go back to normal much quicker after an accident. You don't want the negative energy lingering around.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Construction Safety Plan said...

I agree with munros there, if you want harmony and peace of mind among workers, then you need to plan for such incidents. You never know when they can happen.

6:30 PM  

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