Describe at least five techniques for reducing accidents. 

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Since the organizational leader is also responsible for the safety and security of employees, the best way to avoid having to take such a risky and responsibility is to comply with the enforcement rules of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH) which is resealed by Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The suggestions provided by the agency are geared to help employers gain an understanding of how type of equipment can be potentially dangerous if it is not installed, or utilized properly.

First, all employers should use contractors who specialize in testing electrical, heating, cooling, plumbing, and foundation equipments. Usually there must be an initial inspection that must pass before operations can actually begin.

Fully train a small group of employees in the safe use of equipment in the workplace. Have that small group train another group, until everybody is well-trained. That even includes the use and the cleaning of cooking equipment such as coffee pots and microwave ovens.

Always keep a list of how-to operate equipment by the actual machine and suggest the proper replacement of parts, if applicable. Discourage employees from trying to fix complex objects. Keep the number of all the contractors who are called for repairs by the appropriate equipment and allow one person only to be responsible of tracking these types of calls.

Assign a safety manager or a safety specialist and conduct training monthly. Make employees accountable by making them sign their attendance to these trainings and run by the labor union a negotiation to make them mandatory.