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We all have a natural tendency to want to be safe.
It is easy to recognize safety appeal.
Let us take a look at a couple of the more obvious ones. The desire to
avoid personal injury and the desire to avoid personal loss.
and personal loss are things we all want to escape, but many of us do little on
our own to help avoid accidents that cause them. However, there are things that
can be done on the job to help prevent painful incidents, particularly those
caused by unsafe acts.
First of all, no
matter how good you are at your job, or how long you’ve been around, do not
take safety for granted. Always keep your personal guard up. When you let it
down, you are exposing yourself to accidents.
time to be safe. Do not take a chance that an accident will not happen this
time. Taking shortcuts and not taking time to use a safety device are quick ways
to get involved in an accident.
A third way to
avoid unsafe acts is to form good work habits. There is a right way to do every
job, and the right way is the safe way. Accept the fact that accidents do not
just happen to the other guy, or at least be realistic enough to acknowledge
that you are the “other guy” to everyone but you.
The awful truth is
that accidents play no favorites. They can happen to anyone.
Our safety program
depends on everyone. So be sure to hold up your end of the effort. Be observing.
Regularly attempt to spot hazards and call them to the attention of your
supervisor. Spot them in advance. Anyone can spot a hazard after it has injured
Most of us want to
be safe, but there seem to be differences in what we think safety is. Actually,
safety is getting the job done. It isn’t something separate or apart from
production, nor is it a punishment.
It’s doing your job right—right for your own well-being and right for production and quality. They all go hand-in-hand. In return, safety fulfills your natural desire to avoid personal loss and injury.
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