Blum - Moving Ideas for Sustainability

76 Blum accident analysis 403–1, 403–2 Statistics show that anything that can happen will happen sooner or later. And when unsafe conditions become a habit, it’s only a matter of time before an accident occurs. That’s why the analysis of accidents at work and dangerous events is crucial. By far the most common accidents happen when handling production ma- terials. Around 70 % of injuries occur on the hands, most of which are cuts. According to www.gesundearbeit.at , 98 % of the causes of accidents in Austria can be traced back to human error. 91 % of all accidents at work are neg- ligible or minor accidents. Only 1 % of people are injured badly enough that they need more than 45 days of sick leave to recover. Hazardous substances Electricity Other Installation work Troubleshooting Transport and lifting equipment Boxes/pallets Mechanical operating equipment Working with tools Handling production materials Work accidents relating to: Causes of acci- dents in Austria Serious accidents 45 days’ sick leave or more Moderately severe accidents 20 to 45 days’ sick leave Negligible accidents 0 to 3 days’ sick leave Minor accidents 4 to 19 days’ sick leave Avoidable Force majeure Working for Blum 8 % 1 % 34 % 57 % 10 0 20 30 40 50 98 % 2 % 28 26 22 29 16 47 20 1 3 28

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