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Safety Integrity Teamwork Excellence October 19, 2011 Back injury in B1222 IRIS #: S-2011-314-00002 Classification: OSHA Recordable.

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1 Safety Integrity Teamwork Excellence October 19, 2011 Back injury in B1222 IRIS #: S Classification: OSHA Recordable

2 Safety Integrity Teamwork Excellence Background An employee slipped while exiting the ladies restroom in B1222. The employee suffered a back strain and was given 5 days of restricted duty, making this an OSHA recordable injury.

3 Safety Integrity Teamwork Excellence Investigation The employee slipped on the laminate flooring outside of the womens restroom (see photo). The employee was wearing rubber soled shoes with a low heel. The employee stated that they slipped on something oily. A contractor safety representative inspected the area later that day, but whatever caused the slip had been cleaned up. Finger caught in opening left by missing lock-side filler.

4 Safety Integrity Teamwork Excellence Proximate & Root Causes Proximate Cause Although no spills were observed at the time of the investigation, it seems that the proximate cause of the slip case was something that was spilled on the floor and was not cleaned up. Root Cause Failure to observe surroundings.

5 Safety Integrity Teamwork Excellence Actions Taken A contractor safety representative inspected the area and found no oily material present. Employees who work in this area were informed of the incident, and were asked to be on the lookout for spilled material in the future. Safety Manager met with Personnel at the Reid to ensure they have the proper warning signs to notify personnel of spills or hazardous areas. Also made sure they had proper cleaning equipment on-site.

6 Safety Integrity Teamwork Excellence Lessons to Share Employees are reminded of the importance of cleaning up any spills immediately in order to prevent the creation of slip hazards for other employees. In cases where a spill cannot be cleaned up immediately, employees are asked to mark the area and report the spill to a supervisor or Facility Safety Head for clean-up.


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