Hot Topic #12
Accident Prevention
| Bild: | We have a collection of projects dealing with accident prevention. Here are some of them, presented in our TOOLBOX and in the GOOD PRACTICE area:

BYGGESIKKERHED.DK
Denmark
BYGGESIKKERHED.DK is a multimedia website dealing with construction safety. The website is available in four languages: Danish, English, Polish and German. It contains 15 different areas, each of them covering one profession at the construction site: bricklayer, scaffold builder, glazier, floor fitter, construction builder, mason paviour, building builder, electrician, painter, demolition worker, roofer, carpenter, plumber, asphalt worker and safety representative. For every profession, a humorous video clip starring "Bent E" puts a focus on the special safety requirements. In addition, a collection of facts is available, as well as "Tasks", a kind of quiz to show what the user has learned so far.
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This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area


Fork lift safety training videos
UK
On this website by the Fork Lift Truck Association, several training videos are available.
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The five safety rules tutorial
International
This online tutorial teaches the risks and hazards of working with electricity. It is interactive with an exercise sheet.
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Safe Crossing Program

Canada
In 2011, there were 226 railway grade crossing and trespassing incidents that resulted in 42 serious injuries and 70 fatalities in Canada. The majority of these could have been prevented. Teachers can help reduce the risk of injury by providing consistent safety messages to the children they work with.
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¡PON ARTE EN CUIDARTE! Manual de prevención de accidentes para adolecentes
Spain
To raise awareness among adolescents about accidents and how to look after themselves. Covers: accident prevention in general; falls; cuts and burns; fires explosions; chemicals; electrical hazards;
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SITRUST
India
SITRUST™ – the global answer for safety training – is a unique training program that includes an extensive practical component with a simulated construction site environment and uses “Learn the Theory, Master the Practice” skills.
The training incorporates simulations and practical case studies of complex risks combined with multiple hazards, such as Working at Heights, Close to High Voltage Power Lines, Welding/Gas Cutting Activities, etc.
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Safety apprentices

Germany
The RAG coal mine Prosper-Haniel in Bottrop employs 4,500 staff and has a population of almost three hundred students to the major training companies in the northern Ruhr area. Security experts and trainers of mine had the idea of providing occupational safety during the training already. Selected apprentices - in addition to the company security officer – were made "Security Apprentices". In special training skills are taught in Occupational Safety and accidents are analyzed.
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Training Materials
Pakistan
A hallmark of activities of SAACIWCE has always been the expertise to develop user friendly training and awareness materials. As the literacy level of workers in Pakistan is low, it is important to prepare training material which suit the needs of most workers. Keeping this in view, a number of targeted training material have been prepared. These include posters, safety warning signs, international chemical safety cards and pocket guides on specific OSH issues. Most of the material is in Urdu. The industries and businesses as well as workers, government agencies and other key stakeholders in Punjab are provided this material free of cost. The website shows safety signs, safety posters and chemical safety cards
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Innovations
Pakistan
The SAACIWCE has introduced innovative low cost technologies for addressing the safety, health and environmental problems faced by workers particularly the vulnerable segments of the workforce like women, young persons and children. Here we would like to introduce the major breakthroughs we have achieved in addressing the workplace health and safety problems of vulnerable workers through low cost innovations.
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The L- program
Austria
Theoretical instruction in accident prevention for teachers at vocational schools for technical professions. Safe start into work life, law and rights, social security, protective equipment, ear protection, skin protection.
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"Fight the Risk!" ("Risiko raus!")
Germany
In order to attain the Common German OSH Strategy’s goal of reducing the frequency and severity of occupational accidents, and the agreed associated mandatory work programme, coordinated throughout Germany, of safe driving and transport within plants and on the public highway, this is the current prevention campaign.
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This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area


Shattered Lives
UK
Nearly 11 000 workers suffered serious injury as a result of a slip or trip in the UK last year. Reducing this unnecessary injury toll is a priority and Shattered Lives is this campaign of the HSE. Users are supposed to find out what happens when workers are put at risk and what they can do to stop slips and trips in their workplace. Exemplary personal stories of workers from different industries (e.g. food, construction) who had accidents at work are presented to show what can happen at work.
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This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area


Parachute
Canada
Parachute.org is a website with lots of resources and information on injury prevention and injury protection. Parachute is a national, charitable organization, formed in July 2012, which unites the former organizations of Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada, SMARTRISK and ThinkFirst Canada into one strong leader in injury prevention. This passionate, unified voice leverages 80 years of combined injury-prevention experience and we cannot be underestimated in our resolve and capacity to effect change. Parachute wants to bring attention to the issue of preventable injury and to help Canadians reduce their risks of injury and enjoy long lives lived to the fullest.
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Proud2bSafe
UK
Proud2bSafe – Safety through commitment - was the brainchild of Jason Anker MBE, who was always concerned about how the impact of his own story of a life changing accident at work would have over time. He took 3 years to develop a programme that would revolutionise the way you think about safety, not just in the workplace but in everything you do. The original live presentations took Jason all over the country and the demand was so high and the need for more and more from companies asking “what’s next” made Jason realise that he had to development his programme even further to accommodate the need. We came up with a format that is now the Proud2bSafe Journey. It will challenge every individual to ask questions about their own relationship to safety, regardless of their position. Since launching the Proud2bSafe Journey, we have now introduced various new initiatives and training courses, each to suit the requirements of individual companies.
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It can wait
USA
This website provides information, mobile apps and material dealing with the dangers of writing text massages while driving. Even a “Texting & Driving simulator is available. Especially the Film “From one second to the next”, directed by Werner Herzog, is a very strong and impressive way to show young people how dangerous their behaviour might be.
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Construction Safety Partnership
Ireland
The CSP Programme of Work for 2013 focuses on a number of key issues including Design and Procurement, Small Contractors and Domestic Clients, Worker Engagement, Management Systems and Safety Training and Certification.
The programme has been drafted following consultation with the main players representing all aspects of construction and so including employers, workers, Government, including the HSA and relevant professional bodies.
The CSP, which is an alliance of the lead organisations involved in the construction industry, depends mainly on the input and resources of the member organisation to support its initiatives. The members meet in plenary session four times each year to consider emerging developments, agree strategy and plans and monitor progress. The CSP Core Management Group (CIF, ICTU, HSA and the Chairman) and the secretariat (HSA) provide the operational support.
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Forklift Heroes
The Netherlands
The campaign, launched in 2010, was entitled ‘Forklift Heroes’ (HeftruckHelden). It was based on the belief that behaviour was a major factor in forklift accidents, and that forklift truck drivers should be made aware of the importance of working safely. But the campaign was also aimed at middle management and company board members, and support staff such as HR directors. A website was created (www.heftruckhelden.nl) to create interest.
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"Growing Up Protected: A Handbook for the Protection of Adolescent Workers"
Chile
This handbook is designed for small business owners and seeks to promote compliance with labour law with respect to adolescents, as well as to prevent work accidents and occupational illnesses to which they are exposed. This activity has been made possible by technical cooperation between the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) and its International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), the Chilean Safety Association (ACHS), and funding from an Irish Aid project.
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Forklift Safety Tips
USA
OSHA, along with other governmental agencies, regulates forklift use. Simple things like the proper use of forklift marking signs and forklift marking tape to designate forklift crossings can save lives. This website sums up a couple of safety tips for forklift drivers.
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Prevention Videos – Construction Hazards
USA
The videos show how quickly workers can be injured or killed on the job and are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards.
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OSHA Fall Prevention Campaign
USA
This website is part of OSHA's nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs.
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Young Worker Safety in Restaurants ETool
USA
This eTool* describes common hazards and potential safety solutions for teen workers and employers in the restaurant industry.
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Young Workers Safety Topics Videos
USA
A selection of videos about work-related dangers and risks in construction and landscaping. The construction safety videos are available in English and Spanish, the landscaping safety videos are available as images and text in addition.
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Youth in Agriculture ETool
USA
This eTool describes common agricultural hazards and offers potential safety solutions that both employers and young workers can utilize to prevent accidents and avoid injury on the job.
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A tailored approach to OSH training based on interactive training complex
Portugal
A video-based training program for workers in the construction sector in Siberia, by Kuzbass interdisciplinary Centre for Occupational Safety.
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A Video About Construction Accidents Prevention
Portugal
A video by the University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, featuring Alfredo Soeiro about accident prevention in construction industry and at construction sites, especially about safety in temporary structures.
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Napo: "No laughing Matter", "Safe Maintenance", "Where is my Head?"
Europe
On the website www.napofilm.net, several videos of the comic character NAPO can be accessed, dealing with accident prevention.
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Passport To Safety
Canada
Passport to Safety is an innovative national youth health and safety test and transcript programme in Canada that verifies whether young people have a basic understanding of what they need to know to protect themselves from injury at work. The Passport to Safety card is a nationally recognised certificate, which certifies a basic level of health and safety knowledge.
Passport to Safety does not replace the job-specific health and safety training that is required of all employers under Canadian legislation. All employers are still required to provide the training necessary for each worker to be able to perform their job safely.
The Passport to Safety aims to help eliminate needless injuries and preventable deaths of young Canadians aged 24 and under.
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This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area


AdRisk Project
The Netherlands
The AdRisk project (Community Action on Adolescents and Injury Risk) represents an integrated approach to reduce the injury risk and risk taking behaviour among adolescents aged 15-24 years. The high injury-related mortality and morbidity rate among adolescents can be partly explained by their risk-taking behaviour and lifestyles. AdRisk wants to supplement existing injury prevention and/or safety promotion programmes.
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This example can be found in detail in our GOOD PRACTICE area


NIOSH Ladder Safety app for mobile devices
USA
Falls are a persistent hazard found in all occupational settings. A fall can occur during the simple acts of walking or climbing a ladder to change a light fixture or as a result of a complex series of events affecting an ironworker 80 feet above the ground. According to the 2009 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the US 605 workers were killed and an estimated 212,760 workers were seriously injured by falls to the same or lower level. NIOSH now offers an App for IOS and Android mobile devices. The app features a multimodal indicator and a graphic-oriented guide for ladder selection, inspection, positioning, accessorizing, and safe use.
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ACT-UK Virtual Construction Site Simulation Centre
UK
The simulation centre, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK is run by ACT-UK. It features a state-of-the-art computer-generated simulation to create a virtual construction site, which allows construction managers to develop their skills in a controlled environment. To make the training as lifelike as possible trainees work in fully-equipped site cabins, which are identical to those found on any building site.
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Master of OSH (Master in Occupational Hazards [Risks] Management and Master in Construction Safety Management and Coordination)
Spain
The master studies of the University of Salamanca are divided into a Common part that is obligatory and a optional specialisation. The subjects in the common part are: Fundamentals of the Techniques for Improving Working Conditions, Safety at Work, Industrial Health, Occupational Medicine, Applied Ergonomics and Psychology.
The optional specialization can be:
- Master in Occupational Hazards (Risks) Management: Safety at Work
- Master in Construction Safety Management and Coordination: Construction safety at work
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Nail Gun Safety: A Guide for Construction Contractors
USA
Nail guns are widely used on many construction jobs, especially in residential construction. While they boost productivity they may also cause tens of thousands of painful injuries each year. This publication is intended to provide a resource for residential home builders and construction contractors, subcontractors, and supervisors to prevent these kinds of injuries. The guidance was developed in response to a unanimous motion by industry, state, and labor stakeholders on OSHA’s Advisory Committee for Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) on the need to develop awareness and materials about nail gun risks.
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Small, Smart, and Safe: Basic Health and Safety in Small Business
Canada
This series consists of five videos with basic information for small employers on registering with WorkSafeBC and ensuring that their workplaces and their workers are safe. It also includes supervision basics for three types of small businesses: restaurants, retail and landscaping.
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Human and motor saw
Germany
„Man and motor saw“ is a collection of ten movies about working with or handling a motor saw. The films show how to handle the saw, the protection devices, maintenance, health and ergonomics and more. In addition, different working environment are show to put a focus on special risks and safety measures. The films are available online or for download.
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The CSST’s youth squad in Quebec
Canada
In the Quebec province of Canada, many young people (15-25 years) work part-time, during their studies or during their vacation. Employment contracts are of short duration; “youth squads” help to educate young workers and their employers directly at their workplaces. CSST makes its “youth squads” freely available to companies that hire young people. Key elements: - Canada, and in particular the Province of Quebec, is the OECD country that employs the most young people (under 25s), be it part-time while they are studying, seasonally during school holidays, or in first-time employment - The members of the “youth squads” are trained about the statistics for occupational accidents among young people, about work-related risks, and preventive measures, as well as the rights and responsibilities of workers and of employers.
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