causes of accidents at the workplace (OHS)

Causes of accidents at the workplace. Learn over 20 words and expressions used to talk about causes of accidents at the workplace. Analyze the post, learn new vocablary and do the exercises at the bottom of the site to revise it.

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Causes of accidents:

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania wet floor
wet floor
oil spill
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object in the way
poor lighting
unsecured objects
malfunctioning machines
faulty appliances
vehicles
heavy weights
lifting
lack of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania hazardous materials
hazardous materials
flammable materials
falls
chemicals
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania working clothes
inadequate clothing
time pressure
lack of proper training
human factor
fatigue
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania dehydration
dehydration
long working hours
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania inattention
inattention / lack of focus
drinking at work/being drunk

Exercise 1. Match the words.

1.weta.weights
2.inadequateb.spill
3.heavyc.floor
4.flammabled.pressure
5.lack ofe.materials
6.oilf.proper training
7.timeg.clothing

Exercise 2. Finish the expressions.

  1. flammable …………………
  2. oil ……………………
  3. wet ……………
  4. heavy …………..
  5. lack of ……………………
  6. unsecured …………………
  7. time …………………………..
  8. human …………………..
  9. malfunctioning ……………………..
  10. object in ………………………………
  11. poor ………………………………

Exercise 3. Speaking

  1. What are the most common causes of accidents? (name at least 3)
  2. What are the least common causes of accidents (3)
  3. Have you ever had an accident at work? What happend?
  4. Describe a situation when someone you know had an accident. What happend? What was the reason of the accident? Did he/she get injured?
  5. Give examples of inadequate clothing.
  6. Name some measures that can be undertaken to prevent accidents. (at least 5)
  7. Can you add something to the list of accident causes?

Exercise 5 . Name the things in the pictures.

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Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania hazardous materials
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Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania inattention
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Exercie 6. Complete the diagrams with a cause or consequence.

  1. …………………….—>>>fire
  2. …………………….—>>>poisoning
  3. faulty equipment —>>>……………
  4. objects in the way —>>> …………——–>>>>>> broken arm
  5. oil spill —>>>> ……………….——>>>>> hurt back
  6. unsecured objects —>>> lack of a hard hat —>>………………..
  7. ……………. —>>lack of focus —>>>…………………
  8. …………….—>>>……………..—>>>…………………..

Homework . Use the diagrams from exercise 6 and expresions “lead to,cause, increase” to create sentences.

  1. Flammable materials increase the risk of fire.

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