Topic: Safety Awareness
NO SHORTCUT TO SAFETY
Everyone takes a shortcut at one time or another. You cross the street between\ intersections instead of using the crosswalk or jump a fence instead of using the gate. But in many cases, a shortcut can involve danger.
If you have the habit of taking dangerous shortcuts, break it. At work, it can be deadly. An iron worker who tried to cross an opening by swinging on reinforcing rods, slipped and fell 20 feet onto a concrete floor. If he had taken a few moments to walk around the opening, he’d still be tying the rods.
If you are told to go to a particular work area, your supervisor expects you to take the safe route, not the shorter, hazardous one. If there isn’t a safe way to get where you need to go, let your supervisor know. The supervisor will see to it that you are provided a safe means of access. It’s your responsibility to avoid dangerous shortcuts and to warn against anyone else you see taking them.
Even if the job will only take a few minutes, it isn’t worth risking your safety and health for those few minutes.
- Wear personal protection to safeguard your body parts.
- Use proper, well-maintained equipment.
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