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The Casual Factors in Safety, was that the root!

Incidents and accidents will happen no matter the day of the week or how good your safety culture is or has it become, that just a fact.  But as you look at the incidents or events or circumstances have put into your system Casual Factors of the event.

·        People (Acts) classifications usually involve either the actions of a person or actions which were required but not carried out or were incorrectly performed. There are four major categories of actions, with an additional level of detail under each of the major categories.

·        Process (Conditions) classifications usually involve some type of physical hazard or organizational aspect out with the control of the individual. There are five major classification categories, with an additional level of detail under each of the major categories.

Following Procedures:

 

Violation intentional (by individual or group)

 

Violation unintentional (by individual or group)

 

Improper position (in the line of fire)

 

Overexertion or improper position/posture for task

 

Work or motion at improper speed

 

Improper lifting or loading

 

Use of Tools, Equipment, Materials and Products:

 

Improper use/position of tools/equipment/materials/products

 

Servicing of energized equipment/inadequate energy isolation

 

Use of Protective Methods:

 

Failure to warn of hazard

 

Inadequate use of safety systems

 

Personal Protective Equipment not used or used improperly

 

Equipment or materials not secured

 

Disabled or removed guards, warning systems or safety devices

 

Inattention/Lack of Awareness:

 

Improper decision making or lack of judgement

 

Lack of attention/distracted by other concerns/stress

 

Acts of violence

 

Use of drugs or alcohol

 

Fatigue

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) CLASSIFICATIONS

 

Process (Conditions) classifications usually involve some type of physical hazard or organisational aspect out with the control of the individual. There are five major classification categories, with an additional level of detail under each of the major categories.

 

Protective Systems

 

Inadequate/defective guards or protective barriers

 

Inadequate/defective Personal Protective Equipment

 

Inadequate/defective warning systems/safety devices

 

Inadequate security provisions or systems

 

Tools, Equipment, Materials, Products:

 

Inadequate design/specification/management of change

 

Inadequate/defective tools/equipment/materials/products

 

Inadequate maintenance/inspection/testing

 

Work Place Hazards:

 

Congestion, clutter or restricted motion

 

Inadequate surfaces, floors, walkways or roads

 

Hazardous atmosphere (explosive/toxic/asphyxiant)

 

Storms or acts of nature

 

Organisational:

 

Inadequate training/competence

 

Inadequate work standards/procedures

 

Inadequate hazard identification or risk assessment

 

Inadequate communication

 

Inadequate supervision

 

Poor leadership/organizational culture

 

Failure to report/learn from events

 

CausalFactor

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Organisational : Inadequate supervision

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Inattention/Lack of Awareness : Improper decision making or lack of judgment

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Organisational : Inadequate hazard identification or risk assessment

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Protective Systems : Inadequate/defective guards or protective barriers

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Organisational : Inadequate training/competence

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Following Procedures : Improper position (in the line of fire)

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Following Procedures : Violation unintentional (by individual or group)

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Organisational : Inadequate communication

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Use of Protective Methods : Failure to warn of hazard

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Organisational : Inadequate work standards/procedures

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Inattention/Lack of Awareness : Lack of attention/distracted by other concerns/stress

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Work Place Hazards : Inadequate surfaces, floors, walkways or roads

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Tools, Equipment, Materials & Products : Inadequate maintenance/inspection/testing

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Protective Systems : Inadequate/defective warning systems/safety devices

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Use of Protective Methods : Personal Protective Equipment not used or used improperly

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Use of Tools, Equipment, Materials and Products : Improper use/position of tools/equipment/materials/products

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Tools, Equipment, Materials & Products : Inadequate/defective tools/equipment/materials/products

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Protective Systems : Inadequate/defective Personal Protective Equipment

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Tools, Equipment, Materials & Products : Inadequate design/specification/management of change

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Work Place Hazards : Storms or acts of nature

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Work Place Hazards : Congestion, clutter or restricted motion

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Organisational : Poor leadership/organisational culture

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Use of Protective Methods : Equipment or materials not secured

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Following Procedures : Violation intentional (by individual or group)

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Use of Protective Methods : Inadequate use of safety systems

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Use of Protective Methods : Disabled or removed guards, warning systems or safety devices

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Protective Systems : Inadequate security provisions or systems

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Following Procedures : Work or motion at improper speed

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Following Procedures : Improper lifting or loading

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Inattention/Lack of Awareness : Acts of violence

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Inattention/Lack of Awareness : Fatigue

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Work Place Hazards : Hazardous atmosphere (explosive/toxic/asphyxiant)

 

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Organisational : Failure to report/learn from events

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Use of Tools, Equipment, Materials and Products : Servicing of energized equipment/inadequate energy isolation

 

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Following Procedures : Overexertion or improper position/posture for task

 

CausalFactor

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Organisational : Inadequate hazard identification or risk assessment

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Inattention/Lack of Awareness : Improper decision making or lack of judgment

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Organisational : Inadequate work standards/procedures

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Organisational : Inadequate supervision

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Tools, Equipment, Materials & Products : Inadequate design/specification/management of change

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Use of Tools, Equipment, Materials and Products : Improper use/position of tools/equipment/materials/products

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Following Procedures : Violation unintentional (by individual or group)

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Protective Systems : Inadequate/defective warning systems/safety devices

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Organisational : Inadequate training/competence

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Organisational : Inadequate communication

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Use of Protective Methods : Failure to warn of hazard

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Tools, Equipment, Materials & Products : Inadequate/defective tools/equipment/materials/products

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Use of Protective Methods : Inadequate use of safety systems

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Tools, Equipment, Materials & Products : Inadequate maintenance/inspection/testing

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Organisational : Poor leadership/organisational culture

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Protective Systems : Inadequate/defective guards or protective barriers

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Use of Protective Methods : Equipment or materials not secured

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Following Procedures : Improper lifting or loading

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Inattention/Lack of Awareness : Lack of attention/distracted by other concerns/stress

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Following Procedures : Violation intentional (by individual or group)

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Work Place Hazards : Hazardous atmosphere (explosive/toxic/asphyxiant)

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Inattention/Lack of Awareness : Fatigue

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Use of Protective Methods : Disabled or removed guards, warning systems or safety devices

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Following Procedures : Improper position (in the line of fire)

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Work Place Hazards : Congestion, clutter or restricted motion

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Use of Protective Methods : Personal Protective Equipment not used or used improperly

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Following Procedures : Work or motion at improper speed

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Protective Systems : Inadequate security provisions or systems

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Use of Tools, Equipment, Materials and Products : Servicing of energized equipment/inadequate energy isolation

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Work Place Hazards : Inadequate surfaces, floors, walkways or roads

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Work Place Hazards : Storms or acts of nature

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Organisational : Failure to report/learn from events

PROCESS (CONDITIONS) : Protective Systems : Inadequate/defective Personal Protective Equipment

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Following Procedures : Overexertion or improper position/posture for task

PEOPLE (ACTS) : Inattention/Lack of Awareness : Acts of violence

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