Taking Safety with You

What does Take Safety with You mean?  It means driving defensively, using seat belts in our vehicles, using firearms safely when hunting and applying safety practices at home, including wearing safety shoes when mowing the lawn; wearing safety eyewear while hammering nails; using lighter fluid to start charcoal grills, not gasoline; turning off a circuit breaker before replacing a light fixture.

Everyone should develop the habit of thinking about safety during a work shift, on the way home, at home or on vacation. Think about safety before you start any job, when you go to do something that's potentially dangerous (i.e., lighting a gas burner, jump-starting a vehicle, etc.). Always think about safety particularly, if you must change what you are doing.

Believe it or not, but it is “your choice” if you are going to get injured.

It is your choice whether you take that shortcut or do the job right. It is your choice whether you follow the safety rules or not. The end result is “not” your choice. If you choose to take that shortcut, you are giving up “your choice” to remain injury free.

Make the “right” choice! Don’t take shortcuts! Follow the safety procedures for your task, at home, at work, and at play.

Posted September 11, 2017
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