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#149145 - 07/23/03 02:03 AM What is the #1 principle of Safety?.
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Guys,
As it applies to you,
What do you think the Number 1, principle of Workplace Safety is?.
For me the Number 1 thing would be:
  • Think about what you are to do and how will this affect you and those around you.
    (With respect to loss of supply, noise, your own safety while you are doing the job,machines re-starting once the supply is re-instated)

What are your thoughts on this?.
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#149146 - 07/25/03 09:26 AM Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?.
Bill Addiss Offline
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Mike,

Thinking is a great answer. How about being prepared for the worst? (as far as PPE and also knowing what could happen)

Bill

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#149147 - 07/26/03 08:15 PM Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?.
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I don't do much hot work,but am frequently on tall ladders or scaffolds(as most of us are). The thing that helps me the most is being deliberate and taking things one step at a time. Keeping the walkboard(s) clean/uncluttered.

Taking time to be sure that your ladder/scaffolding is set up properly and braced correctly.


Russell

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#149148 - 07/27/03 05:55 PM Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?.
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Thinking for oneself gets my vote also

We are being overwhelmed by legislation that proposes to do the thinking for us, initself a detriment to the very goal sought.

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#149149 - 07/27/03 07:41 PM Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?.
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A while back our safety officer had a bunch of clear, adheasive-backed labels printed and put on the mirrors in all the restrooms. The message was

YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE PERSON MOST RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY

If you don't take care for yourself, no system in the world can keep you safe.

[This message has been edited by Big Jim (edited 07-27-2003).]

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#149150 - 07/29/03 10:31 AM Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?.
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Know how to do the work safely OR don't do it at all!

Bryan

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#149151 - 07/29/03 05:36 PM Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?.
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The #1 rule? Use your common sense.

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#149152 - 07/30/03 05:27 PM Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?.
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I think the #1 most overlooked safety principle would have to be, If you don't know the answer then for everyones sake ASK!

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#149153 - 08/01/03 08:13 PM Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?.
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CaOperator,
That's a good point, a lot of accidents could be avoided by this simple rule.
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#149154 - 08/02/03 04:57 AM Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?.
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Guys,
There are some really good comments here,
But, we aren't talking Rocket Science, here.
Basically all that Work-place Safety requires is that everyone uses the brains that they were given when they were born.
I think that lack of knowledge+ lack of information on a Construction site, is a real downfall to Apprentices.
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