Industrial accidents are usually caused by unsafe equipment and poor safety regulations?

Industrial accidents are usually caused by unsafe equipment and poor safety regulations?

Answer:

Nope! No equipment is safe until someone touches it. The usage is designed to be safe, and training and rules and regulations teach people how to work on the equipment safely. There is only *one* primary cause for “accidents” — the Idiots that ignore safety.

No.

Equipment has been designed with built-in safety features for decades now (and in developed countries for almost a century). It’s the operators who often have poor training, inadequate PPE (personal protective equipment) and use wrong tools to do a task (e.g. a flat screwdriver as a pry bar).

Other (human) elements are distraction, lack of interest, tiredness, poor lighting, rush or being drunk.

Safety regulations are mostly ok, except in some cases are too complicated or impractical for field use. This alone may prevent their full application and generate a safety risk.

In the very technical sense, yes, because using the words “industrial” and “accident” eliminate the more common causes of injury while working. Most injuries while working are not industrial accidents. Some other types of injuries that happen while working are assault (someone hurting someone on purpose, so it’s not really an accident), automobile accidents (car crashes, which are technically not “industrial”), and murder (which is not an accident).

In general that’s what people say. Personally I blame them more on poor training and following instructions.

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No! carelessness and incorrect use the major causes

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