At our weekly Safety Talk, we discussed “short-cuts” at work. Sometimes when in a hurry, nothing bad happens or there may be a “near miss”. However, a serious injury will eventually occur. No matter how busy the work place pressure is, NEVER take a short-cut.
- Used the wrong ladder because the proper one was too far away.
- Climbed a ladder with tools stuck in your pocket, or in your hand, because you didn’t have a tool belt.
- Used a dull saw blade for just one more cut.
The list is endless. Saving a few minutes is not worth the risk of injuring yourself or any co-workers.
When hurrying on the job, you don’t speed up work flow, you are only speeding up the chances of a serious accident.
Have a safe week everybody!