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construction industry "CHANCE TAKERS" are a dime a dozen-- they are
present on every job, creating danger for themselves as
well as others. The only difference between chance takers is the
size of the gamble they take. Since
so many of these chance takers are around, a good tip on how to spot one quickly
is to look into a mirror.
Everyone is guilty
of taking chances, such as not buckling your
seatbelt in a motor vehicle -- you know it makes you safer, but
you're too lazy to do it.
How about on the
job--have you ever used a ladder that was broken,
defective, too short, or not tied off -- scaffolding constructed
improperly -- worked without the protection of guardrails -- or not tied
off where required?
Have you ever been
guilty of overloading a crane, hoist, chain fall, etc. -- or using chockers,
chains or ropes that are worn or damaged?
Is the gas can
that you use at work and at home OSHA
Do you gamble
losing your eyesight by cutting, grinding, chipping, etc. without wearing safety
glasses -- damaging your hearing by not using
ear protection -- or clogging your lungs because you don't use a
These are just a
few examples of the many chances we all take -- the
most important step is to be aware of these types of chances so that
you can avoid them in the future.
Every time you take a chance, you either win or lose -- when the chance involves safety there is very little to win, and a whole lot to lose!
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