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determines their own fortune, and that fortune, good or bad, depends on the
individual’s acceptance of personal responsibility.
At a young age, we
are taught to assume responsibilities. (“Look before you cross the street ...
playing with matches is dangerous ... be home before dark ...”). Even today,
as adults, we still learn and decide whether to accept certain obligations.
Young or old, we make individual choices.
responsibilities are shunned or rejected, someone must cope with the results.
Police officers, judges, juvenile officers, and social workers respond to most
of these rejections in our society. In safety, doctors, nurses, and funeral
directors deal with the consequences of rejected responsibilities.
By accepting and
practicing safety responsibility, you ensure your future both at home and on the
job. You do the same for your fellow worker as well, because socially and
morally you are responsible for preventing accidents to others as well.
If you see an
unsafe act, do something about it - point it out so others are aware and can
avoid future mistakes.
Point out to other employees when safety is not being
practiced. After all, it is their responsibility to prevent an accident to you
Use good work
habits - don’t be impulsive, and remember that hurrying can hurt.
attitude that “if I do something wrong, I’m taking the chance of getting
hurt”. Then do the job the right way.
If you are a
supervisor - help new employees learn that safety is the rule, not the
exception. Teach them proper safety responsibility before you turn them
personal problems and emotional stress away from the job.
Remember, that accidents do not just happen - they are caused.
Correct little mistakes before they grow into permanent bad habits.
Safety responsibility is up to you.
“PRACTICE SAFETY – Do not learn it through Accidental Experience”.
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