What You Think You Know

What You Think You Know

It is impossible for a person to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. - Epictetus

Working Safely Is Like Breathing

Working Safely Is Like Breathing

Working safely is like breathing - if you don't...you die.

Don't Get Blinded

Don't Get Blinded

Keep an eye out for safety - don't get blinded by bad habits

Better To Be Safe For a Minute

Better To Be Safe For a Minute

It's better to be safe for a minute, than dead for the rest of your life.

Do Your Best

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

Change Behavior First

Change Behavior First

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior. - William Glasser

The Basics

The Basics

The basics are the basics, and you can't beat the basics. - Charles Poliquin

Always Ask

Always Ask

Always Ask: What am I missing? And listen to the answer. - Strauss Zelnick

How You Do Anything

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

Pay attention to what's in front of you - the principle, the task, or what's being portrayed. - Marcus Aurelius

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Safety is Never a Permanent State of Affairs

Safety is Never a Permanent State of Affairs

Safety is never a permanent state of affairs. - Davos Seaworth

Safety By Choice

Safety By Choice

Safety by Choice, Not by Chance.

Good Actions Give Strength

Good Actions Give Strength

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. - Plato

Accountability

Accountability

It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. - Moliere

Safety Doesn't Happen By Accident

Safety Doesn't Happen By Accident

Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

Working Safely

Working Safely

Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it. - Unknown

Wise

Wise

No one is wise enough by themselves. - Plautus

Safety Needs to be a Value

Safety Needs to be a Value

Safety needs to be a value, not a priority. - Steve Wiltshire

The Unpredictable Present

The Unpredictable Present

Safety isn’t something you postpone for the ideal and comfortable future; it’s the first condition necessary for the messy and unpredictable present.

Universal Safety

Universal Safety

It is my sincere wish and hope that the day will come when the protecting arms of Universal Safety will spread over all industry and reach all the millions of workers who make industry possible. Charles M. Schwab

We Fall To The Level Of Our Training

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

Don't Be a Fool

Don't Be a Fool

Don’t be a fool, use the proper tool.

Tomorrow is the Reward

Tomorrow is the Reward

Tomorrow is the reward for working safely today.

What You Do Today

What You Do Today

What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows. - Ralph Marston

Your Mind, Your Thoughts

Your Mind, Your Thoughts

Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought. - Marcus Aurelius

Prepared for Surprise

Prepared for Surprise

To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated. - James Carse

Small Steps

Small Steps

Workplace safety can be realized in small steps, but it is truly no small thing.

Gamble With Safety

Gamble With Safety

When you gamble with safety, you bet with your life.

When People Did Their Best

When People Did Their Best

They were willing to work all the time; and when people did their best, ought they not be able to keep alive? - Upton Sinclair, The Jungle

Keep Thy Shop

Keep Thy Shop

Keep thy shop and they shop will keep you. - Benjamin Franklin

Safe Jobs Are No Accident

Safe Jobs Are No Accident

Safe jobs are no accident - OSHA 2254

Safety Rules

Safety Rules

Safety rules are your best tools.

To Know the Road Ahead

To Know the Road Ahead

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. - Chinese Proverb

Risking Their Lives at Work

Risking Their Lives at Work

We cannot tolerate a situation where people are risking their lives at work. - Anders Ferbe

Do What Is Right, Not What Is Easy

Do What Is Right, Not What Is Easy

Do what is right, not what is easy.

Don't Find Fault, Find A Remedy

Don't Find Fault, Find A Remedy

Don't find fault, find a remedy. - Henry Ford

The Things We Cannot Recover in Life

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

Always Learn New Things

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

Safety Isn't Expensive, It's Priceless.

Safety Isn't Expensive, It's Priceless.

Safety Isn't Expensive, It's Priceless.

Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail

Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. - Benjamin Franklin

Precondition, Not Priority

Precondition, Not Priority

Safety should never be a priority. It should be a precondition. - Paul O’Neill

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. - Vince Lombardi

Give Up Power

Give Up Power

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. - Alice Walker

Policy vs. Culture

Policy vs. Culture

Policy can only succeed if culture evolves with it. - Amy Emmerich

Philosophy of Management

Philosophy of Management

Philosophy of Management by Clarence Francis

The Future of Our Business is People

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

The Near Miss

The Near Miss

The near miss reported today is the accident that doesn't happen tomorrow.

Keep a Sturdy Mind

Keep a Sturdy Mind

At every moment keep a sturdy mind on the task at hand... - Marcus Aurelius

Live Life as a Model for Others

Live Life as a Model for Others

Each person must live their life as a model for others. - Rosa Parks

Others' Mistakes

Others' Mistakes

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

Mishaps

Mishaps

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. - James Russell Lowell

For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.

For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.

For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. - Eleanor Everet

There Are No Menial Jobs

There Are No Menial Jobs

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. - William John Bennett

Tend to the People

Tend to the People

Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business. - John C. Maxwell

Safety is a Matter of Life and Death

Safety is a Matter of Life and Death

Safety is not an intellectual exercise to keep us in work. It is a matter of life and death. It is the sum of our contributions to safety management that determines whether the people we work with live or die. - Sir Brian Appleton

Our Lives Begin to End

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.

Luck Runs Out

Luck Runs Out

Luck runs out, but safety is good for life.

Safe Working Conditions

Safe Working Conditions

No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people. - Thomas E. Perez

Life is Wonderful

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

Learning is Yours

Learning is Yours

Learning is hard, but everything you learn is yours. - Marijn Haverbekel

We Have To Act

We Have To Act

We have to act on our knowledge. - Dr. David Archer

Whatever Affects One

Whatever Affects One

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

How You Do Anything

How You Do Anything

How you do anything is how you do everything.

You Are The Key

You Are The Key

You are the key to safety.

Safety is a Continuing Journey

Safety is a Continuing Journey

Safety is a continuing journey, not a final destination.

No Job Is So Important

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

You Ain't Gonna Learn

You Ain't Gonna Learn

You ain’t gonna learn what you don’t want to know. - Jerry Garcia

Safety is a Small Investment

Safety is a Small Investment

Safety is a small investment for a rich future.

No Unimportant Days

No Unimportant Days

There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day. - Alexander Woollcott

To Err is Human...

To Err is Human...

To err is human, to cover up is unforgivable, and to fail to learn is inexcusable. - Professor Sir Liam Donaldson

Safety is a Matter for Humanity

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

Safety Takes Me Home

Safety Takes Me Home

My job provides the paycheck but safety takes me home.

Foresight/Hindsight

Foresight/Hindsight

To develop foresight, you need to practice hindsight. - Jane McGonigal

The Safety Of The People Is The Highest Law

The Safety Of The People Is The Highest Law

The safety of the people is the highest law. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Everything We See Hides Another Thing

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

Hearing Protection

Hearing Protection

Hearing protection is a sound investment.

Replacing a Guard

Replacing a Guard

Replacing a guard is easier than replacing a finger.

Great Safety Culture

Great Safety Culture

A great safety culture: When people continue to work safely & do the right thing...even when no one is watching.

Be A Good One

Be A Good One

Whatever you are, try to be a good one. - William Makepeace Thakeray

Dedication

Dedication

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

Gamble With Safety

Gamble With Safety

When you gamble with safety, you bet with your life.

Future of the Safety Movement

Future of the Safety Movement

The future of the safety movement is not so much dependent upon the invention of safety devices as on the improvement of methods of educating people to the ideal of caution and safety. - Walter Dill Scott

Foresight

Foresight

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but foresight is better, especially when it comes to saving a life, or some pain! - William Blake

Safety, In Its Widest Sense

Safety, In Its Widest Sense

Safety applies with equal force to the individual, to the family, to the employer, to the state, the nation and to international affairs. Safety, in its widest sense, concerns the happiness, contentment and freedom of mankind. - William M. Jeffers

Look Where You Slipped

Look Where You Slipped

Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped. - African Proverb

Do a Thing Right

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

Excellence

Excellence

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit. - Will Durant

The World is Changed by Your Example

The World is Changed by Your Example

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. - Paulo Coelho

Leaders Put Performance Ahead of Ego

Leaders Put Performance Ahead of Ego

Leaders must be willing to put the ship's performance ahead of their ego. - Michael Abrashoff

What would this look like if it were easy?

What would this look like if it were easy?

What would this look like if it were easy? - Tim Ferriss

The Door of Safety

The Door of Safety

The door of safety swings on the hinges of common sense.

Dignity of Work

Dignity of Work

Occupational Safety and Health is vital to the dignity of work. - Juan Somavia

Be A Good Person

Be A Good Person

Waste no more time arguing what a good person should be. Be one. - Marcus Aurelius

What You Do Makes A Difference

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)

Safety

Safety

Safety - Did It, Done It, Doing It Tomorrow

Never Give Safety a Day Off

Never Give Safety a Day Off

Never Give Safety a Day Off

Dangerous Phrase

Dangerous Phrase

The most dangerous phrase in the language is "We've always done it this way." - Grace Hopper

Individual Commitment

Individual Commitment

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. - Vince Lombardi

Rules That Had Already Been Written

Rules That Had Already Been Written

Kelly was a seaman, and his life on the water followed a strict routine, which meant observing all the safety rules that had been written in the blood of less careful men. - Tom Clancy, Without Remorse