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OSHA Focus Four
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but foresight is better, especially when it comes to saving a life, or some pain! - William Blake
It’s unnecessary for people to ever be hurt at work… it’s a matter of dedication to the right goal morally and ethically, about everything that we do. - Paul O’Neill
Dignity of Work
Occupational Safety and Health is vital to the dignity of work. - Juan Somavia
There Are No Menial Jobs
There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. - William John Bennett
The Future of Our Business is People
At the end of the day, no matter what we’re building or what we’re doing, the future of our business is people. - Sean Suggs, Toyota
It is necessary for us to learn from others’ mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself. - Admiral H.G. Rickover
Be A Good One
Whatever you are, try to be a good one. - William Makepeace Thakeray
No one is wise enough by themselves. - Plautus
Keep Thy Shop
Keep thy shop and they shop will keep you. - Benjamin Franklin
Precondition, Not Priority
Safety should never be a priority. It should be a precondition. - Paul O’Neill
You Ain't Gonna Learn
You ain’t gonna learn what you don’t want to know. - Jerry Garcia
No Unimportant Days
There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day. - Alexander Woollcott
Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. - Vince Lombardi
Look Where You Slipped
Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped. - African Proverb
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. - James Russell Lowell
Live Life as a Model for Others
Each person must live their life as a model for others. - Rosa Parks
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made with the small ones. - Sir Winston Churchill
To Know the Road Ahead
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. - Chinese Proverb
Do a Thing Right
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Learning is Yours
Learning is hard, but everything you learn is yours. - Marijn Haverbekel
The World is Changed by Your Example
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. - Paulo Coelho
Do Your Best
It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best. - W. Edwards Deming
We Fall To The Level Of Our Training
We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training. - Archilochus
To develop foresight, you need to practice hindsight. - Jane McGonigal
The basics are the basics, and you can't beat the basics. - Charles Poliquin
Life is Wonderful
Life is wonderful, poetic, beautiful. A gift in every sense of the word. It would be rude to take this gift for granted or to spurn it. - Ryan Holiday
To Err is Human...
To err is human, to cover up is unforgivable, and to fail to learn is inexcusable. - Professor Sir Liam Donaldson
Keep a Sturdy Mind
At every moment keep a sturdy mind on the task at hand... - Marcus Aurelius
Always Learn New Things
Fight your own pride and ego and be open-minded and always learning new techniques, new things from anyone. - Sam Sheridan
Policy vs. Culture
Policy can only succeed if culture evolves with it. - Amy Emmerich
Everything We See Hides Another Thing
Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. - Rene Magritte
What would this look like if it were easy?
What would this look like if it were easy? - Tim Ferriss
Leaders Put Performance Ahead of Ego
Leaders must be willing to put the ship's performance ahead of their ego. - Michael Abrashoff
Our Lives Begin to End
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent on things that matter. -often attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Change Behavior First
If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior. - William Glasser
Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. - Benjamin Franklin
Always Ask: What am I missing? And listen to the answer. - Strauss Zelnick
Safety Needs to be a Value
Safety needs to be a value, not a priority. - Steve Wiltshire
Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought. - Marcus Aurelius
How You Do Anything
How you do anything is how you do everything.
Pay Attention to What's In Front of You
Pay attention to what's in front of you - the principle, the task, or what's being portrayed. - Marcus Aurelius
Workplace safety can be realized in small steps, but it is truly no small thing.
It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. - Moliere
Safe Jobs Are No Accident
Safe jobs are no accident - OSHA 2254
The Power To Choose
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. - Viktor Frankl
The Safety Of The People Is The Highest Law
The safety of the people is the highest law. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
The Door of Safety
The door of safety swings on the hinges of common sense.
Better To Be Safe For a Minute
It's better to be safe for a minute, than dead for the rest of your life.
Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. - Vince Lombardi
The Things We Cannot Recover in Life
Three things you cannot recover in life: the word after it's said, the moment after it's missed, and the time after it's gone. - Unknown
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tend to the People
Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business. - John C. Maxwell
Safety is Never a Permanent State of Affairs
Safety is never a permanent state of affairs. - Davos Seaworth
Working Safely Is Like Breathing
Working safely is like breathing - if you don't...you die.
Do What Is Right, Not What Is Easy
Do what is right, not what is easy.
Safety is a Matter for Humanity
Safety is a common denominator across all aspects of life... It is not a matter for industry it is a matter for humanity. - Doug Bourne
Don't Find Fault, Find A Remedy
Don't find fault, find a remedy. - Henry Ford
Philosophy of Management
Popular quote by Clarence Francis, the Chairman of General Foods
For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.
For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. - Eleanor Everet
Gamble With Safety
When you gamble with safety, you bet with your life.
The Near Miss
The near miss reported today is the accident that doesn't happen tomorrow.
Safety is a Small Investment
Safety is a small investment for a rich future.
Safety is a Choice
Safety is a choice. The decision to put Safety First is in everyone's power.
Replacing a Guard
Replacing a guard is easier than replacing a finger.
Safety - Did It, Done It, Doing It Tomorrow
Safety Isn't Expensive, It's Priceless.
The most dangerous phrase in the language is "We've always done it this way." - Grace Hopper
Never Give Safety a Day Off
To Be Prepared for Surprise
To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated. - James Carse, Finite and Infinite Games
Safety is a Continuing Journey
Safety is a continuing journey, not a final destination.
Great Safety Culture
A great safety culture: When people continue to work safely & do the right thing...even when no one is watching.
Safety Takes Me Home
My job provides the paycheck but safety takes me home.
Luck Runs Out
Luck runs out, but safety is good for life.
Tomorrow is the Reward
Tomorrow is the reward for working safely today.
Don't Get Blinded
Keep an eye out for safety - don't get blinded by bad habits
No Job Is So Important
No job is so important and no service so urgent - that we cannot take time to perform our work safely. - AT&T Bell System Safety Creed 1939
What You Do Makes A Difference
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall (photo credit)
Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it. - Unknown
Safety Isn't Lame
You know what's not lame? Safety.