If you’ve ever had a boss that wasn’t fit to interact with other humans, you’ll identify with this story. I had one that defied imagination. “The Tongue and the Confined Space: Arbitrary Rules Hurt Your Safety Program”
Maybe our time would be better spent investing in things that help prevent injuries instead of trying to play doctor after they happen. Maybe.
I never would have thought that my Dad’s cans of nuts and bolts could have illustrated such an important lesson. The crazy part, as I alluded to in Part 1, is that it’s not a “safety” lesson. Planning and organizing your work is just a good way to conduct business.
When done for the wrong reasons Job Hazard Analysis is an exercise designed to protect the legal interest of the company, not the lives of its workers. Does your company use the right nuts and bolts to build them?
One worker death is too many. It’s time we do something different.
Might as well just dive off the deep end, rip off the band-aid and say it. Doc Brown was better at safety than most people “ALL accidents are preventable: UNTIL THEY HAPPEN!”
I once interviewed for a Safety Manager position at a chemical production facility. It was a nightmare. At one point I found myself sitting alone “Safety? No, we’ve got real work to do. Safety’s EXTRA!”
Truth be told, I’m tired so I couldn’t think up anything wittier to title this post. Daylight Savings can bite me. In any case, since “SAFETY IS TIRED, LET’S MAKE IT RELENTLESS”