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OSHA Fatal Four - Why Compliance with 'Regulations' Will Not Prevent a Workplace Fatality

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Deadline: December 04, 2017 | Date: December 05, 2017

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Updated: 2017-11-14 20:58:45 (GMT+9)

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OSHA and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have recently published data on the rate of fatalities in the category known as the 'Focus Four', also referred to as the 'Fatal Four'. The Focus Four are: Fall protection, Electrocution, Struck-by and caught-in or -between. Anyone in the safety business will readily attest to the lethality of these categories. What the statistics have shown is that over the past five years, falls and electrocutions are being effectively controlled with the application of intensive training, personal protective equipment (PPE), improved protective measures, etc. The rate of growth in the other two categories - struck-by and caught-in or -between is moving in the wrong direction, at a fast clip. These two categories are proving to be a lot harder to manage than the other two.

In particular, the prevalence of highway maintenance and construction work zones - the direct result of our deteriorating transportation infrastructure - puts a lot of workers into harm's way. The expanding use of mechanized equipment to perform work inside those work zones adds another layer of risk to the formula. Suffice to say that the mix of struck-by and caught-between hazards will require some 'outside the box' thinking on the part of safety engineers, managers and planners, stretching beyond the regulatory and compliance level.

Many of the traditional safety programs in the construction and industrial trades operate on the false assumption that if they 'comply' with the regulations, then they are safe. The problem is that many business people actually believe that compliance is all they need to do, and when someone gets killed, they can point to their so-called 'compliance' as proof that they did their part. This ignores the basic elements of risk and safety management, and exposes them to negligence claims against their company and their insurance coverage.

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