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Learning From the Past to Be Safer In the Future

Learning From the Past to Be Safer In the FutureHow often have we heard it, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it”? It’s a truth that is often ignored especially in the work place. People think, “It won’t happen to me.” But Forensic Analysis Ft. Lauderdale knows differently, they go in and analyze the mess after “it” does happen.

And then it does.

There are stories all over the work place about so-and-so who ignored protocol and did something that would cause injury or damage to the facility.

Often people don’t always remember the procedures to keep themselves safe. But, if you can put it into context of it happening to a co-worker the stories are much more likely to stay with your employees than if there is just an arbitrary anecdote forced on them by management.

A story like this:

John noticed the cardboard boxes piling up next to the bailer. Messes always bothered him and he huffed as he walked around the bailer looking at the boxes stacked haphazardly around and leaning against the wall.

John wasn’t comfortable with using the bailer even though he had been trained. He didn’t like big machines. He put his hands on his hips and frowned.

“Hank! Can you come here and help me?”

Hank wandered over to him and asked him what he needed.

“Let’s get rid of these boxes. I don’t know why no one wants to just clean them up. Do you know how to use the bailer?”

“Sure I do, don’t you?”

John’s face flushed a little. “I do, it’s just been a long time since I did.”

“Well, let me help you.” Hank’s voice held a hint of amusement.

They stacked the boxes into the bailer, piling them up as high as they could go.

“I think that’s enough.” Hank said.

“We might as well get them all.”

“Well…alright. I think that might be a bad idea.”

John ignored him and kept piling the boxes higher and higher. Finally it was time to put the bailing wire around the boxes. Hank grabbed the handle and began to try to force it to go. “We have to many, John. It’s not going to work. I think we may break the bailer.”

“Nonsense! This big machine? It can handle a little cardboard.”

They finally forced the wire through the boxes and turned on the bailer. Gears began to grind and the huge machine began to crush the cardboard. It got part of the way down and loud clank sounded through the shop. Smoke began to billow out of the machine and a small fire appeared licking the boxes up the side.

“Fire!” Hank yelled as an alarm sounded.

Employees began to run toward the exit.

After the fire was under control the owner called Forensic Analysis Ft. Lauderdale to come and look at the damages so they could figure out what happened.


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