Chapter 4

Occupational safety

Occupational safety — sometimes referred to as personal or “hard hat” safety — is concerned with events that result from unsafe acts or conditions and that generally affect just one person or a small group. It covers topics such as vessel entry, vehicle movement, protective clothing, working with electricity and tripping hazards. This chapter discusses the topics of occupational safety and behavior‐based safety.


Occupational safety; Safety performance; Key performance indicators; KPIs; Behavior‐based safety; BBS; Safety manual; Dropped objects; Compressed gas; Electrical safety; Cranes and rigging; Lone worker

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