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the Science and Art of WELDING
( Freedom from ACCIDENT )
You may have heard it said "accidents happen!" indeed they do; however, in most cases they don't just happen, they are actually, in fact, constructed as part of a sequence. Three basic elements usually exist in the construction of an accident.
"An unsafe condition or situation, that is compounded or aggravated by an unsafe act or event, which terminates, usually suddenly, with undesirable consequences, e.g. "injury, damage, embarrassment, etc."
unsafe condition! unsafe act! undesirable consequences!
WELD SHOP CHECK LIST
The Source of Most Accidents
Ignorance Carelessness Negligence Incompetence Misconduct
Examine the accidents below to see if you can identify or detect the unsafe condition! and the unsafe act!
* Accident 1 * Accident 2 * Accident 3 * Accident 4 * Accident 5 * Accident 6 * Accident 7 * Accident 8 * Accident 9* Accident 10
* Accident 11 * Accident 12 * Accident 13 * Accident 14 * Bay Bridge 15 * Mine 16* Shop 17* $12,000,000 18 *Accident 19 *Accident 20
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The Key to Accident Prevention
Identify, Avoid or Abate the unsafe condition or situation
Eliminate or Prevent the unsafe act or event
Mitigate or Alleviate the undesirable consequences
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Murphy's Law #1: If something can go wrong, it will!
Murphy's Law #2: Never forget Law #1!
Murphy's Law #3: If more than one thing can go wrong, the one that causes the most damage will!
Murphy's Law #4: When it goes wrong, it will be at the worse possible time!
Murphy's Law #5: No matter how bad the situation may seem, it can always get a little worse!
Murphy's Law #6: If you think something is FoolProof then you have undermined the determination and persistence of the fool!
Murphy's Law # 101: When you think you've heard the last of Murphy's laws, It's then you'll discover one more!
The wheel the squeak and the grease
1. If a wheel squeaks then the equipment was not maintained or operated properly.
2. At the squeak of one wheel, check them all.
3. The wheel that doesn't squeak is the one that falls off without warning!