All injuries are preventable. If we are going to prevent accidents, we must think about what we are doing, about the kind of accidents that might happen, and have a positive safety attitude. A good safety attitude begins with:
Knowing Your Job – what it involves and exactly how it should be done safely.
Knowing Your Tools – how to use them safely and how to spot unsafe, worn out, or damaged tools.
Knowing Your Safety Rules – they are designed to protect you from injury.
Knowing Your Responsibilities – to your family, employer, yourself, and your fellow workers.
Knowing Your Hazards – be alert to all potential dangers around you and your fellow workers.
Knowing Your Safeguards – learn what protects you, then use or wear the protective equipment provided.
Knowing Your Consequences – carelessness often causes pain — personal and financial. Be safe, not sorry.
Knowing Your Rewards – the advantages you gain by working safely.
Knowing Your Remedies – correct hazards before accidents occur.
Know Yourself – Recognize your limitations, reactions, and weaknesses. Never allow these to lead to unsafe practices or situations.
Know all you can about the job you’re doing, and always practice safety first.