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SAME OLD ALIBIS'

We often hear of an accident for which there is no apparent cause.  We know there is a reason behind every accident, but it is sometimes hard to put our finger on the real cause.

SAFETY IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO PRACTICE AT ALL TIMES.  When you ignore a safety rule, you may get hurt.  The rules were made with your welfare in mind.

It's always easy to use the old alibis', "I DIDN'T SEE," "I DIDN'T THINK," and "I DIDN'T KNOW."  They sound pretty weak after you or one of your coworkers has been hurt.  How many times have you read about someone being shot by an "unloaded" gun?  These accidents happen because the person holding the gun "DIDN'T THINK" the gun was loaded.  Accidents happen on the job for the same reason.  Someone does something that they would not normally do if they took the time to think. 

If you know of any condition on the job where lack of visibility, lack of rules, or lack of instructional signs or markings might cause an accident, advise your supervisor  so that the hazard can be corrected. 

Try to prevent all accidents, including the type that occur because someone "DIDN'T THINK," "DIDN'T SEE," or "DIDN'T KNOW."   

IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE SAFE WAY, ASK! 

SAFETY IS HERE TO STAY. ARE YOU?

 

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