We often say and hear things like, “No one came to work expecting to have an accident” and the reverse statement “Did you come to work today planning to be safe?”
Planning for safety and auditing for safety should mean thinking about safety fundamentals. Things like:
- Avoiding the line of fire and pinch points – these were factors in a couple of hand injuries we’ve had over the past year.
- Considering mental states – are folks rushing or do they appear frustrated?
- Is the proper PPE used and is it worn correctly?
- Do we see members of a crew communicating?
- What does housekeeping look like?
These are all things that influence the chance of having an accident, and that’s today’s safety thought.