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TAKING SHORT CUTS IS COMMON PRACTICE
Everyone takes a shortcut
at one time or another. Kids jump the fence instead of using the gate.
Pedestrians cross streets between intersections. In many cases, a shortcut
BREAK THE HABIT
If you have the habit of taking dangerous shortcuts, break it. In our
work it can be deadly. An
iron worker who tried to cross an opening by swinging on reinforcing rods
slipped and fell 20' onto a concrete floor. If he had taken a few moments to
walk around the opening, he'd still be tying rods.
AVOID DANGEROUS SITUATIONS
If you are told to go
to a particular work area, the Company expects you to take the safe route, not
the shorter, more hazardous one. The Company, however, can't be a guardian angel
sitting on your shoulder. Avoiding dangerous shortcuts is up to you. And it's
your responsibility to warn anyone else you see taking them.
WHAT IF THERE'S NO SAFE WAY TO GET THERE
Let me know. And I'll see that the necessary means of access is provided.
SHORTCUTS MORE DANGEROUS AT HEIGHTS
Even though the job may take but a few minutes, don't climb on false
work or an improvised platform. Use the ladder or scaffold. And don't go from
one elevation to another by climbing a column or sliding down a rope. Ladders,
steps, and walkways are built to save your neck as well as for your convenience.
The safe way isn't always the shortest way. But it's the surest way by far.
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