Serious Safety Incidents Top Emergency List

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Emergency preparedness is an important aspect of a safety professional’s job. But not all emergencies are of equal concern.

In a recent poll, we asked you what type of emergency you were most worried about in your workplace. Not surprisingly, serious safety incidents, such as entanglement in a machine, topped the list with 38% of the votes.

You can prevent such incidents with lockout procedures, machine guards, fall protection plans and the like.

The rest of the list included:

For more information and tools on preparing for various kinds of emergencies, go to the OHS Insider’s Emergency Preparedness & Response Compliance Centre.