Don’t Pile Mistakes On Top of Accidents
The Call for Safety
In Ontario alone, there are about four or five serious injuries per day. And three deaths per week.
The human and economic costs of all these "accidents" are unacceptably high and regulators are taking an increasingly tough ‘zero tolerance’ approach.
Even more surprising is that sixty percent of workplace accidents happen during maintenance and testing – not operation. That's usually when the most knowledgeable and experienced people use the equipment. Too much knowledge can be a dangerous thing when complacency sets in!
Insurers and owners of facilities and projects alike can and need to do far more to reduce their liability exposure and improve the health and safety of all their workers, whether blue collar or white.
The cause of injuries includes:
- Systemic conditions like regulatory non-compliance or faulty equipment
- Insufficient engineering controls and personal protective equipment
- Human error
- The compounding of previous injuries
- Lack of requisite programs, policies and training
The Call for Safety Specialists
When injuries occur, the forensic team you choose can make a decisive difference.
GK’s specialized Health & Safety team can help find the root cause, contributing factors or program deficiencies leading to death, injury or exposure.
Getting us on board ASAP following an incident can help secure valuable evidence and establish early links with key regulatory stakeholders.
To get GK’s resources working for you, the safe bet is to contact Matthew Allen at 416.368.1700.