Safety is an Attitude

Safety is not something you can take or leave alone. It is not an activity in which one participates only when one is being watched or supervised. Safety is not posters, slogans or rules, nor is it movies, meetings, investigations or inspections. Safety is an attitude, a frame of mind. It is the awareness of one's environment and actions, all day everyday. Safety is knowing what is going on; knowing what can injure anyone or anything; knowing how to prevent that injury and then acting to prevent it. To do this does not require genius, a Ph.D., or even a title or rank. All it requires is intelligence and a reasonable amount of native ability to see, to hear, to smell and to think. To ignore safe practices does not indicate bravery, only foolishness. To do things safely and correctly is the mark of a wise person, not a timid one.