Often when the subject of safety is brought up, we start thinking of regulations, special protective equipment, programs, inspections, reporting, meetings, insurance, and so on. Common sense tells us that it is in our best interests to have good safety practices and to enforce company safety policies. However, sometimes our attitude toward safety is not very positive, treating safety programs and policies as a necessary evil rather than a critical part of daily operations. Having a safe work place starts with instilling a positive attitude in all employees. Doing even the simplest things safely creates an atmosphere that tells employees that the company is concerned about them beyond what is required by law.
Let™s look at two examples”one obvious, and one less apparent: