The proclamation that injuries “just happen” is unacceptable. Even worse is to dismiss the contributing factors that set up a repeat of another injury by the same cause. Central to injury analysis is the psychology of risk-based decision making, such as: “Should I use this broken ladder or take an extra 20 minutes of time to obtain another one?” Accordingly, many safety programs are constructed with the hope that an individual’s decision-making process and habits can be shaped for the better. This paper discusses a number of methods that can be essential to achieving a higher level of injury prevention.
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