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Sample surface cause statements

Hazardous condition: A high voltage power line was located directly over the work area.

Unsafe behaviors/activities: Employee #1 was working with equipment within 10 feet of high voltage power lines without spotter or taking other precautions. Employee #1 received training from another employee who did not have sufficient knowledge of safety procedures.

Sample root cause statements

Inadequate process: The process of training employee #1 and #2 around high voltage lines does not include safe work procedures.

Inadequate training plan Safety training plan does not include procedures for employees working around high voltage line.

Missing Policy. Policies regarding safe working procedures and practices related to work around high voltage lines do not exist.