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Dear Sir,
1. I have a doubt that after an incident safe manhour will be Zero or what? Incase yes as per which standard we can consider it is Zero?
2.Can i get the  reference document as per Standard, as i can able to replay to my senior.
3. The issue is that One person got leg twisted during using of ladder, and his leg got swelled. That person was absent 3 days from duty. There was no fracture etc. Same time our man hour was 50,000. So it will be Zero or what, pls. advise me with evidence as per standard.

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Subject: Safe man-hour & lost time injury calculation

Question: Dear Sir,
….. 1. I have a doubt that after an incident safe man-hour will be Zero or what? Incase yes as per which standard we can consider it is Zero?
….. 2. Can I get the reference document as per standard, as I can able to replay to my senior.
….. 3. The issue is that one person got leg twisted during using of ladder, and his leg got swelled. That person was absent 3 days from duty. There was no fracture etc. Same time our man hour was 50,000. So it will be Zero or what, pls. advise me with evidence as per standard.

Answer: I cannot give a specific code reference as to why you need to start over when an accident. It is a matter of convention and logic. If the incident was responsible for the injury and missed work days then the safe work days start the next day and the safe hours start after the time of the incident. I believe that under OSHA you will find instructions as to this situation but not as a specific code number.
I hope this will help and if I can be of further assistance please feel free to ask.

Michael Brown, CSP Retired

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I can discuss issues relating to the successful integration of comprehensive occupational safety and health practices into the successful operation of a manufacturing facility including production, quality and maintenance functions. My emphasis has been on supervisory training and the development of goals and measurement processes along with high levels of employee involvement. I always stressed the cost of accidents and their negative impact on the financial stability of operating units.

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I worked in manufacturing/production (primarily forest products) in excess of twenty years. In my last employment (before retirement due to a stroke) I was responsible for the safety and health function for a division which had approximately 20 plants ranging from 25 employees to 600 employees. I interfaced with the safety staff at the locations and the managers and supervisors. I also worked with the support personnel including timber operations the headquarters staff and a flight department.

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American Society of Safety Engineers (Professional, Emeritus) Board of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP, Retired)

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BS in Forest Engineering from Oregon State University, some graduate work at Portland State University in Public Health, a graduate of the Oregon Basic Police Academy and Certified Safety Professional (by examination). Various seminars, professional development conferences and classes throughout career.

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