Awareness

Mar 07

Posted in Safety

Awareness

Much of safety starts with awareness. Safety awareness is learned.

Here are some examples of good safety awareness:

Before you begin a job, you consider how to do it more safely.

You make sure you know how and when to use personal protective equipment.

As you work, you check your position to reduce strain on your body.

While you are working, you become aware of any changes in the area - people coming or going, jobs beginning or ending.

 

Monitor yourself today and see if you've got good safety awareness. If you don't, one of the best ways to gain further awareness is to step back and take a hard look at your or a coworkers actions as they are performing a job. Watch for risky actions. You will learn and if you're watching a coworker . . . share those observations with them to help them go home safely each and every day.