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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF GOOD SAFETY HABITS
In most everything we do, we find a "trick" to make
the process easier and faster. After we develop these tricks, they become work
habits in our everyday activities. Developing everyday safety habits can keep
you injury free through the year. Here are ten safety habits to live by:
- Set Your Own Standards. Don't be influenced by others around you who
are negative. If you fail to wear safety glasses because others don't, remember
the blindness you may suffer will be yours alone to live with.
- Operate Equipment Only if Qualified. Your supervisor may not realize
you have never done the job before. You have the responsibility to let your
supervisor know, so the necessary training can be provided.
- Respect Machinery. If you put something in a machine's way, it will
crush it, pinch it or cut it. Make sure all guards are in place. Never hurry
beyond your ability to think and act safely. Remember to de-energize the power
first before placing your hands in a point of operation.
- Use Your Own Initiative for Safety Protection. You are in the best
position to see problems when they arise. Ask for the personal protective
equipment or additional guidance you need.
- Ask Questions. If you are uncertain, ask. Do not accept answers that
contain, "I think, I assume, I guess." Be sure.
- Use Care and Caution When Lifting. Most muscle and spinal injuries
are from overstrain. Know your limits. Do not attempt to exceed them. The few
minutes it takes to get help will prevent weeks of being off work and in pain.
- Practice Good Housekeeping. Disorganized work areas are the breeding
grounds for accidents. You may not be the only victim. Don't be a cause.
- Wear Proper and Sensible Work Clothes. Wear sturdy and appropriate
footwear. These should enclose the foot fully. Avoid 1oose clothing, dangling
jewelry, and be sure that long hair is tied back and cannot become entangled in
- Practice Good Personal Cleanliness. Avoid touching eyes, face, and
mouth with gloves or hands that are dirty. Wash well and use barrier creams when
necessary. Most industrial rashes are the result of poor hygiene practices.
- Be a Positive Part of the Safety Team. Willingly accept and follow
safety rules. Encourage others to do so. Your attitude can play a major role in
the prevention of accidents and injuries.
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