The reason for this essay is to reflect on a critical incident experience during my six week placement as a student nurse on an orthopedic ward. To explore an event as a critical incident is a value judgment, and the basis of that judgment is the significance attached to the meaning of the incident. Critical incidents are created or produced by the way we look at a situation. Tripp (1993)
Assume you are an M-Global field engineer working at the construction site of a nuclear power plant in Jentsen, Missouri. For the past three weeks, your job has been to observe the construction of a water-cooling tower, a large cylindrical structure. As consultants to the plant’s construction firm, you and your M-Global crew were hired to make sure that work proceeds properly and on schedule. As the field engineer, you are supposed to report any problems in writing to your project manager, John Raines, back at your St. Louis office. Then he will contact the construction firm’s office, if necessary.
The Company also violated 29 C.F.R. § 1926.652(a)(1) for failing to protect employees from cave-ins (www.osha.gov): Williams had reason to know that its employees would enter the trench on the day of the collapse and had actual knowledge that two of its employees entered the trench prior to the cave-in. It is unavailing for Williams to argue that employees must take greater care to avoid placing themselves in harm's way or that management can “expect an employee not [to] intentionally place himself in danger.” Such a claim misconstrues the purpose of
During interviews that were conducted during the investigation, it became evident that a lot of employees are no understanding of the OSHA regulations and had received no training on trench safety. The second violation states that Williams did not ensure that their employees did not have to travel more than twenty-five feet to a safe zone. The trench that the employees were working was more than forty-five feet long and only had one exit. At the time of the collapse the employees in question were deep into the trench trying to clean out the water pumps that were in place. This causes a hazard for them because they were unable to reach safety or escape once the walls collapsed. The third violation stated the there was no “competent person” on the job that had extensive knowledge of trench safety. It is regulation by OSHA to have at least one person on cite that is able to spot existing and potential hazards on the job cite. During the investigation it was clear that no employees had knowledge of OSHA or any of the regulations related to trench safety. The fourth and final violation was that Williams failed to ensure that the walls of the excavation were either sloped or supported. It was stated early in the case that the support provided by a hydraulic jack was removed the night before the collapse causes the walls and work environment to be un-stable.
All employees of Robinson’s Excavation are valued members of the organization which is why safety must always come first. The construction industry is traditionally a hazardous work environment, but with vigilance, dedication, and training, the dangers can be significantly reduced. In order to provide the employees of Robinson’s Excavation with a safe work environment, all employees, regardless of status, are required to follow and enforce all safety procedures, which are not all inclusive. Additionally, the following protocol is in compliance with all state and federal OHSA regulations.
The roles more important in the case of Mr. Polanski were Advocate and Broker, Connie use them to be able to help Mr. Polanski, and so he could receive help from the government.
Workers are protected under the Workplace Health and Safety Act. This act states that all workers have the right to know about the hazards they are working with. This includes what the specific dangers of the task or object(s) are, and what precautions must be taken to prevent any injuries from happening while working with them. Secondly, all workers have the right to participate. They are allowed to participate in any health and safety activities, meetings, and/or plans. Additionally, workers can refuse to work if they believe their task could in any way harm themselves or others. The Vice President of Health and Safety (the supervisor) will then have to investigate the problem and will have to come up with a solution to avoid the potential
Mr. Garcia had received some training on excavation safety in 2002. Elliott Construction sent him to the class about safety in trenches. He was instructed on the different types of soils, excavate a trench, how to make steps and slope. A company called ENS taught the class, in English. The next training Mr. Garcia took occurred after the accident. All the workers were apart of this training.
EREPORT # 19310 stated the following: The incident happened thursday and friday of last week. Mekoveonna (Anna) has been whipped many times by her mother's husband. Most recently, on Friday night was the worst of any of them. Mom's husband took a belt and struck her more times than she was able to recall or that her sister (Shay) could recall. At one point during him whipping her, she fell to the ground trying to get away and he then struck her across the face with the belt and continued whipping her even though she was yelling that he hit her face numerous times. After he finished, her mom then whipped her as well. Her sister, Shakoveonce (Shay) is physically handicapped and expressed that her mother has whipped her with a belt, but not as
In this scenario, allowing the crew into the trench without a trench box would be exceeding the limits. The municipality’s safety rules state that employees should not go into a trench without a trench box if the trench exceeds five feet in depth. With the trench being seven feet deep, it is clear what should happen in regards to finishing the task. However, being pressed for time plays a huge role in this scenario being that the city is without sewage. As the workers asses the trench and note that the walls of the trench are solid and shouldn’t be cause for concern makes the option to go ahead and complete the task seem less like exceeding the boundaries.
Yes, in my own personal opinion I think that the safety officer did handle the situation correctly. Bonnie was given multiple opportunities to listen and to do away with the heater and extension cord to prevent any injuries of any of the other employees.
Safety First is a phrase most have heard throughout their career, but what impact does that have when there is an increase of safety incidents on base? Newly appointed safety officers inherit any outstanding safety challenges as well as any benchmark programs that brings safety to light. However, if the program is broken the safety officer must utilize the skills harbored within assigned personnel to make a difference for the betterment of the wing. As the new wing safety officer, I have been tasked to eradicate the trends in safety mishaps and make sure there is a process in place to prevent future occurrences. This paper will outline an
While performing my jobsite observations earlier this morning, a GCP/Zachry employee stopped me and pointed out a concern he had on a potential for an incident to occur. As you will see in the attached pictures, the employee was concerned with his co-workers accessing and egressing a scaffold ladder with wet and muddy conditions at the foot of the ladder and the potential for one of them to slip and fall. The employee asked if I could contact GCP/Zachry safety to have dry dirt or sand brought in to eliminate the wet muddy conditions. It is employees like Mr. Patrick Hall employee# 2279 that help us keep a safe working environment for all employees onsite.
Part of the employer’s responsibility is to control potential workplace hazard and correct hazardous conditions or practices as they occur or are recognized. If an employer effectively identifies these or other red flags, he should begin and keep accurate documentation of the incident, investigate the accident adequately, and provide safety and health training annually.