Accidents are unplanned, unintended and unexpected events that result in an exposure to a risk.

Accidents seldom have one single cause. In almost all cases, a number of factors will have contributed to an accident occurring.

This topic provides guidance on the organisational factors that lead to accidents, safe working practices that aid the prevention of accidents and accident causation. It offers a rounded perspective on how organisations can prevent harm to employees and those connected to their work activities.

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