Why Accidents Happen – Building a Prevention Strategy Based on Human Behaviour
Oct 26, 2023
11:00 - 11:45 AM PDT

Worldwide, studies show that approximately 90 percent of accidents in the workplace are the result of unsafe behaviour and human error. So, at the core of our prevention strategies, we need to understand why people do the things they do—so we can design controls and redesign our systems, workspaces, and standard operating procedures to change behaviours.

In this session:

  • Learn what common behaviors and attitudes increase the risk of workplace accidents and illness—from distraction and rushing to overconfidence, indifference, substance use, and fatigue.
  • Find out how teaching mindfulness practices can enhance focus, attention, and situational awareness—and help employees respond quickly to changing conditions and emerging risks.
  • Discover how improved reporting and ongoing discussion of near misses can help involve employees in developing more effective safety protocols and working procedures.
  • Tap into your people’s basic needs for community and connection and their natural desire for interesting and meaningful work to make your workplace safer.
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Senior Safety, Health and Risk Managements Consultant
STURM Consulting Inc.
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