Some people don’t realize it, but safety is a routine, a routine that can be easily broken by time away from work and reestablishing a good safety routine starts at home
A good safety routine starts with getting the proper amount of sleep prior to going to work. This can be especially hard as holidays, vacations or family gatherings are winding down
It helps to have a definite plan so activities and fun can come to an end in time to restore normal order to your home environment
Returning to a normal home routine is one key to returning to a normal work routine
Before leaving home to report to work, take a moment to clear your head of any lingering off-job issues and try to recall your standard routine of going to work
Envision putting on your seatbelt, the route you will drive to work, even the parking space in which you normally park. This simple memory game can help put you into a state of mind focused and ready for work
Every workplace has hazards that all workers must watch out for and be aware of as they travel about the facility. Workers who have been away from work for a few days may not be as in tune with those hazards as they had been in the past
There is definitely a flow to the movement of materials and equipment. It’s fast-paced and you’ve always got to keep a watch and be aware of your surroundings.