April 21, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Canadian Commercials

The Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board created a set of fairly gruesome commercials that dramatically show the results of “accidents.” The message is that there are no accidents. Accidents are caused.

Here’s the video:

These are also available at the WSIB web site for download:


The real question I have about these videos is the focus on blaming the worker, the supervisor, and management. We see the accident happen, but do we know what set the accident up?

To me, the video also shows the difficulties of finding and fixing the real root causes of an accident when our culture first looks to blame.

What do you think?

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