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H.W. Heinrich was an influential pioneer of accident and incident prevention and investigation in the 1930s. Author Fred A. Manuele believes that Heinrich has had more influence on the work of occupational safety practitioners than any other person. Manuele examines the facts and myths, reviews their origins, analyzes the principles of Heinrich's safety premises, and determines whether they are truisms or myths.
Individual sections of this book contain discussions on the following subjects: Reflecting on transitions in the work world; Psychology and safety; Accident cause analysis: the 88-10-2 ratios; The foundation of a major injury: the 300-29-1 ratios; Casual factors a misdirection; Incidental costs of accidents: the 4-to-1 ratio; Principles of accident prevention; Axioms of industrial safety; and The accident sequence: remedial action.
Whether you are a student or safety professional you ll find this a fascinating monograph on the origins of the practice of safety.
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