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Personal Toolbox Talks. Risk compensation. Booth's rule#2: "The safer skydiving gear becomes, the more chances skydivers will take, in order to keep the fatality rate constant"[1] Risk compensation is a theory which suggests that people typically adjust their behavior in response to the perceived level of risk, becoming more careful where they sense greater risk and less careful if they feel more protected.

Risk compensation

Although usually small in comparison to the fundamental benefits of safety interventions, it may result in a lower net benefit than expected. [n 1] By way of example, it has been observed that motorists drove faster when wearing seatbelts and closer to the vehicle in front when the vehicles were fitted with anti-lock brakes. There is also evidence that the risk compensation phenomenon could explain the failure of condom distribution programs to reverse HIV prevalence and that condoms may foster disinhibition, with people engaging in risky sex both with and without condoms.

Overview[edit] Peltzman effect[edit] Examples[edit] General Safety - Attitude and Behavior. Humans instinctively seek to avoid pain and death.

General Safety - Attitude and Behavior

And yet, we may behave in a manner that is a threat to our well-being. There are a couple of reasons why this occurs. The first is lack of knowledge. What you do not know, can hurt you!. The second reason we may act in a risky manner is attitude. When asked, some may say they are all for it. Have you ever noticed that people who are successful in life, or are just happy, tend to have a positive attitude? If you cooperate in safety matters, not only is there a lesser likelihood of you getting hurt, you will not be doing battle with the boss who is just trying to do his job by enforcing the safety rules. We are not perfect. Remember, attitude affects behavior. Safety Recommendations:__________________________________________________________________________________ Job Specific Topics:_______________________________________________________________________________________ Attended By:

Enforcement - Ensuring Safe and Healthy Workplaces. OSHA Enforcement: Ensuring Safe and Healthy Workplaces The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) mission is to promote and to assure workplace safety and health and to reduce workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.

Enforcement - Ensuring Safe and Healthy Workplaces

OSHA continues to respond to new challenges from emerging industries, new technologies, and an ever-changing workforce by utilizing strategic mechanisms such as Site Specific Targeting (SST), National Emphasis Programs (NEPs), and the Enhanced Enforcement Program (EEP). OSHA's enforcement programs remain focused and efficient. Although there are many components to OSHA's effort, and multiple intermediate measures of its effectiveness, the most meaningful indicator of OSHA's success is the number of employees who go home every day healthy and uninjured.

Enhanced Enforcement Program: OSHA revised the program in January 2008 After four years of implementation, OSHA updated the EEP program in a January 2008 directive. Industry Areas of Emphasis *Preliminary. What Is a Safety and Health Management Program? OSHA recommends that every workplace set up a Safety and Health Management program.

What Is a Safety and Health Management Program?

The fact that OSHA says it’s a good idea is a pretty persuasive reason to do it, we think. Along those lines, they’ve issued a new guideline (comment period ends February 22; public hearing March 10) and have proposed a new rule for safety and health management programs. We’ll write more about these as the processes continue. But in addition, creating a safety and health management program also decreases incident rates, including injuries and illnesses. And that’s good. And health and safety management programs also have a financial benefit, saving companies money. In this article, we’ll explain more fully some of the reasons for having a safety and health management program that we just introduced above. By the time you’re done reading this, you’ll have enough information to get moving in a positive direction, or maybe add some additional tweaks to your existing health and safety management program. Yes. What Is a Safety and Health Management Program?

Changes to Cut Protection Standards for Hand PPE. Here’s a quick overview of what you need to know: The standards for cut protection as outlined in the ANSI/ISEA 105 American National Standard for Hand Protection Selection Criteria and the EN 388 European regulatory standard for protective gloves (CE) are changing in 2016.

Changes to Cut Protection Standards for Hand PPE

While the American ANSI/ISEA standards have been finalized, the EN388 changes are in the final stages of approval. Why the Change? The need was recognized for a more consistent and accurate testing method between ANSI/ISEA and European safety standards. While these changes do not create parity between the two standards, they do begin to bridge the gap. The two standards are very different in classification and testing methods, yet both provide a 1-5 ranking scale which causes confusion. Understanding the Changes to the ANSI/ISEA 105 American National Standard Understanding the Changes to the EN 388 European Cut Standard The Coup test will still be used in the interim for lower cut resistant materials.

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