Helping Workers Perceive Personal Risk
Many safety professionals have likely heard comments like these:
“ How could this have happened? We have the best safety record in our division. We’ve never had a lost-time electrical injury at this plant. He is the most knowledgeable per-son in the crew. He has never had a recordable injury. I was not aware that my employees were exposed to a hazard with such severity. I don’t understand.”
—- Plant manager commenting during an arc-flash injury investigation.
“I’ve been in the business (electrical trade) for 25 years. Until today, I can honestly say that I’ve never under-stood the hazards I’ve worked with.”
—- Electrician at the end of an 8-hour hazard awareness seminar.