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What are the top ten reasons why people get injured on the job?

1)  Self Reliance: An individual belief that …” I can do it myself and my way”.

2)  Habit: The work process has become routine: “I have always done it this way”.

3)  Complacency: The work processes are familiar and there is a failure to recognize changes: “I didn’t know …..”

4)  Short Cuts: A belief culminating from reasons One through Three, there is a faster, easier way based upon Risk vs. Consequences. Failure to assess hazards, behaviors, and environments.

5)  Lack of Training: At the time of orientation, job or position change, structure or process changes.

6)  Management Directives: Direct or assumed contradiction of policies, procedures, or instructions by organizational leadership.

7)  Lack of Communication: Failure to provide or understand essential information and directives.              

8)  Lack of Proper Equipment: Failure to provide, obtain, or utilize proper and essential equipment properly and routinely.

9)  Using Defective Equipment: Failure to maintain or replace equipment.   Failure to Audit.

10)  Fatigue, Drugs, Alcohol

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