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What is the #1 principle of Safety?. #149145
07/23/03 04:03 AM
07/23/03 04:03 AM
Trumpy  Offline
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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?. [Linked Image]

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Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?. #149146
07/25/03 11:26 AM
07/25/03 11:26 AM
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

Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?. #149147
07/26/03 10:15 PM
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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

Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?. #149148
07/27/03 07:55 PM
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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.

Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?. #149149
07/27/03 09:41 PM
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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).]

Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?. #149150
07/29/03 12:31 PM
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Know how to do the work safely OR don't do it at all!

Bryan

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

Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?. #149152
07/30/03 07:27 PM
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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!

Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?. #149153
08/01/03 10:13 PM
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CaOperator,
That's a good point, a lot of accidents could be avoided by this simple rule. [Linked Image]

Re: What is the #1 principle of Safety?. #149154
08/02/03 06:57 AM
08/02/03 06:57 AM
Trumpy  Offline
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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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