Power of Habit

Learn, Apply, Practice and Create a Habit

Safety habits can be either good or bad.  You may have heard it said before about an individual, “They have poor safety habits,” or “They have good safety habits.” When supervisors, team leads, or co-workers don’t say something to someone who is performing an unsafe act, the action goes unchecked.  The offender, either consciously or unconsciously, considers the action as acceptable behavior and will repeat and habitualize the action.

OOOOOPS I Dropped It!!

In 2016 alone, there were 255 fatalities and over 49,000 reported injuries from small parts, structural components and other items that are transferred and used at heights.  The BLS has labeled falling objects at height as the third leading cause of injuries on the jobsite.  Compared to 2015 deaths from falling objects, we went up over 3% and injuries over 6% leading to the conclusion that its time we take a closer look at this problem.

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