INTRODUCTION The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations were introduced in 1992 and placed wide-ranging responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace on employers and employees alike. The regulations are predominantly aimed at equipment used at work. These regulations were necessitated by the incessant accidents in various industries where machineries are the buck […]
Discuss the reasons why some employees in some organizations do not report accidents and near misses and discuss ways that these organizations could improve their levels of reporting.
Unreported accidents and near misses have ramifications for individual employees, organizations, and society. Unreported accidents can lead to untreated occupational injuries and illnesses. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), the most common type of occupational illness, affect muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and other soft tissues and joints (Health & Safety Executive, 2003). Acute MSD symptoms occur when pain […]
Discuss the reasons why some employees in some organisations do not report accidents and near misses and discuss ways in which these organisations could improve their level of reporting.
Introduction Because of scientific and technological advances we live in a world of increasing specialisation, with complex inter-related working practices and inter-dependence on others’ services and products. As a result we have to rely on ourselves and others to minimise injury or harm workers, customers and the public at large. While To err is human: […]