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What is a SIF injury?

What is a SIF injury?

One of the most troubling and persistent worries of leaders is the potential for a Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) event. These devastating events reverberate throughout the entire organization with lasting impacts beyond the immediate employees and site involved.

What is considered a SIF?

In this document we’ve defined the four main reporting categories of SIF which are Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF), Life-Threatening Injury/Illness, Life-altering Injury/Illness and SIF Potential Incident which will help you report these incidents correctly.

What is a PSIF in safety?

Potential Serious Injury/Fatality (PSIF)  These are work-related incidents that did not result in a serious or fatal. injury, but had the potential if circumstances had been different.

How do you calculate SIF rate?

Number of cases/Employee hours x 200,000 = Potential SIF rate.

What is SIF and PSIF?

And yet serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) and potential serious injuries and fatalities (PSIFs) continue to afflict companies across a wide range of industries. …

What is a SIF precursor?

Most organizations define a precursor for SIF as a condition or behavior that if left uncorrected could lead to a serious injury or fatality. The processes for determining if an event had SIF potential can be quite different from organization to organization.

What does PSIF stand for in medical terms?

PSIF. Posterior Spinal Instrumentation and Fusion. Medical » Surgical.

Is a broken nose a recordable?

A broken nasal bone is considered a “significant” injury under 1904.7(b) (7) and is recordable regardless of treatment provided.

How can fatalities and injuries be prevented?

Best Practices to Prevent Fatalities

  1. Stand Up to Ownership. Safety managers’ best defense against fatalities may be their willingness to keep the lines of communication open.
  2. Evaluate Near-Hits.
  3. Engage Employees.
  4. Risk Assessment.
  5. Training and Education.
  6. Observe Employees at Work.
  7. Rely on Leading Indicators.

What is SIF prevention?

SIF prevention means going above and beyond incident prevention to give special attention to the circumstances that surround hazards with SIF potential with the goal of driving more rapid reduction in the number of serious injuries and fatalities.

Is a broken tooth a recordable?

Yes. A case involving a chipped or broken tooth is considered a significant injury when diagnosed by a physician or other health care professional. Work-related significant injuries are automatically recordable.

Does a OSHA fracture need to be reported?

OSHA believes that cancer, chronic irreversible diseases, fractured or cracked bones, and punctured eardrums are generally considered significant injuries and illnesses, and must be recorded at the initial diagnosis even if medical treatment or work restrictions are not recommended, or are postponed, in a particular …