Job Hazard Assessment & Task Analysis

By: Sds Consulting  09-12-2011

A small company, enjoying significant growth, found it difficult to find time to evaluate all the new tasks they were asking their employees to perform. Some workers, who reported concerns about the number of injuries occurring, sought employment elsewhere and several key employees were lost due to long term injuries. Productivity dropped and WCB premiums rose sharply. How could you have retained your workers, maintained productivity and reduced your costs?

A service rig process involved flowing well contents back into an open tank. This allowed vapor to accumulate around the tank when there was no wind to disperse it. On a dry windless day, a local farmer happened to drive his tractor by the tank and a spark from the engine ignited the vapor, injuring the farmer and causing serious damage to the tank and equipment. How could the ensuing lawsuit and the cost of replacing the equipment have been avoided?

A worker on a pipeline construction crew was required to place skids beneath a pipe to stabilize it on marshy ground. She was shown the skids but not provided with training in the appropriate task procedure and was unaware of the potential hazards. Because of the unstable ground, the skid moved and the pipe rolled on her leg, crushing it. How could this have been avoided?

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