Accident prevention is the responsibility of everyone. You’ve heard that statement probably more times that you can remember. But it’s a fact. Safety has to be the responsibility of each and every one of us. No one person or department can constantly watch, guide or instruct every operation that is going on throughout a company each day.
You should know how to do your job safely. The training that you have received, the departmental work procedures and the use of everyday common sense will prevent you from being involved in an accident.
Don’t be ashamed to ask questions about a job assigned to you. A workman trying to bluff his way through a job he doesn’t understand is just asking for trouble. Even if you think you know the correct procedures, a review may bring out an important phase of the job that has slipped your mind. At the same time, your questions and the answers you get may be helping a new or less experienced man on the job who is too bashful to ask questions.