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Why Prevent Accidents ?

ACCIDENT PREVENTION: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU

Why is it so important to prevent accidents? Do you view accident prevention as simply a way to avoid getting hurt? Do you work safely just because you want to? Perhaps you view accident prevention as a way of keeping your company happy or your supervisor off your back. Maybe you just do it because you have been told to.

Of course there are many reasons that a company wants its employees to work safely. But every one must have a more important reason to work safely than just because the company says to. They must have a personal reason. Your reason may be your family. What would they do if you were to get hurt? How about your hobbies? Would you still be able to enjoy them with a serious disability?

What you do for a living is nothing more than a means towards a goal that you have set for yourself. That goal may be the education of your children. You may plan to buy a home or a car. Maybe you want to get married after you have saved up enough money. Maybe your goal for now is just to make it to Friday night and going out on the town. Whatever your goals may be, they all generally tie back in some way to what you do for a living. And what you do for a living could be seriously derailed by an accident. All your goals can go up in smoke if you are injured and disabled.

A safety program is designed to help you reach your goals. It is not there just to make your work harder, or slower, or to meet some governmental guidelines. Safety and accident prevention programs are designed to PROTECT YOU so that you may reach your personal goals. When an unsafe act is pointed out to you, it is done so to help you by eliminating obstacles or job hindrances AND to insure that you get home all in one piece.

Every time you approach a project, every time you pick up a tool, every time you start a piece of equipment or machinery, think SAFETY. Look for what can go wrong and eliminate that possibility BEFORE your goals come to an abrupt end.


TAKE SAFETY PERSONALLY: MAKE IT A PART OF YOUR LIFE GOALS.

THINK SAFETY!

 
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  Our Safety Program  
  Welcome to the Simplex Safety First Program. These Safety First Topics are free to be used as you see fit to promote a safe workplace. Most companies will hold their Safety First Meetings each Friday or on payday. Normally, copies are made of the topic and passed out to those attending the meeting. The person presenting reads the topic aloud while the others follow along. Following the reading of the topic there is an open discussion on the topic. Close attention is paid as to how that week’s topic applies to the job site. Also encouraged are discussions regarding safety concerns and safety items of interest. Click on the link above for complete details.  
     
  Your Hearing: Keep it for a Lifetime  
  This Safety First Topic looks at hearing loss and how it can be prevented.  
     
  Working Together  
  This Safety First Program describes the effectiveness of working together with your company and fellow employees in ensuring a safe working environment.  
     
  Work Clothes and Safety  
  This Safety First Topic explains the importance that clothes are workers personal protection. If the clothes are not worn properly, it can affect your safety.  
     
  Why Prevent Accidents ?  
  This Safety First Topic strongly discusses the importance to prevent accidents in the work place.  
     
  What You Can Do to Prevent Cold Stress Injuries  
  This Safety First Topic discusses what you can do to protect yourself from cold stress injuries. Remember, it doesn`t have to be freezing for cold stress to occur.  
     
  Using Portable Electric-Powered Tools Safely  
  This Safety First Topic discusses specific OSHA guidelines to help tool users recognize the hazards associated with the different types of tools and the safety precautions necessary to prevent those hazards.  
     
  Understanding Safety Signs  
  This Safety First Topic takes a look at different types of signs; what they mean, and how they should be used.  
     
  Safety and Saving Time  
  This Safety First Topic discusses ways to ensure that time is utilized to its best, and you will make the job easier, smoother, quicker, and safer.  
     
  Protecting Your Eyes  
  This Safety First Topic deals with protecting your eyes at the worksite.  
     
  Protect Your Hands  
  This Safety First Topic deals with protecting your hands at the worksite.  
     
  Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls  
  This Safety First Topic discusses what can be done to prevent slips, trips and falls. Most of the suggestions in this article can be used on the job and at home.  
     
  Preventing Heat Stress  
  This Safety First Topic discusses ways to prevent heat stress and how to recognize the symptoms of a number of heat-stress conditions.  
     
  MSDS  
  This Safety First Topic takes a look at the content of an MSDS and provides some other important information for using an MSDS.  
     
  Look and Live  
  This Safety First Topic deals with paying attention and "looking" which is the most important and basic principle of accident prevention.  
     
  Industrial Ergonomics  
  This Safety First Topic has discussed the symptoms and causes of injuries caused by poor ergonomics.  
     
  How to use a jack properly  
  This Safety First Topic deals with one of the easiest pieces of equipment to operate in any industry: the jack.  
     
  Back Safety  
  Back disorders are listed in the "top ten" leading workplace injuries published by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.  
     
     
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