Taking RESPONSE-Ability - Part 3

Are you taking the proper precautions in your daily work duties? Are you following our formula for accident prevention?  
Active Engagement + Preparation + Proper Orientation =
A Safe, Successful, Incident-Free Day

We’ve discussed where it is found – in each and every one of us, and we’ve discussed what 'Active Engagement' is. When do we engage?  It starts NOW.  We must keep our mind on task. 
For inherent danger to become an undesired event, it must be triggered by a human factor – an action or inaction by you or someone else.  Let’s review some examples:
  • Motor vehicle accidents by drivers who choose to multi-task, drive too close or too aggressively, or fail to continually monitor their surroundings.
  • Twisted ankles by those who fail to assess their path or wear proper footwear.
  • Electrical burns caused by not wearing the proper PPE.
  • Disfiguring chainsaw lacerations suffered when the operator fails to situate themselves properly, fails to anticipate the path of potential kick-back, or chooses to disregard a safe rigging or tree felling practice.

The good news is it is entirely up to you to alter the outcome.  More next time.  Practice safety and follow the formula for accident prevention!

Posted: 4/25/2016 3:00:00 PM by Townsend Editor