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Trust Yourself

September Safety Tip

When you are doing a job, do you listen to that inner voice that tells you something is wrong?  If you are doing a task and pause because something doesn’t seem right, do you actually stop for a minute and figure out what made you pause?  You need to stop and review what you are doing and why, what is it you are sensing as not being right?   Often the red flag goes up inside us, yet we dismiss it and keep going.

You don’t have to be an expert on safety regulations or the safest work practices to identify a problem. If it doesn’t look right or doesn’t feel right, then it isn’t right.  It’s ok to stop and figure it out or talk to your supervisor; you could be saving yourself or someone else from an injury.

What if you ignored it and something happened and you injured your co-worker.  How would you feel?  Anytime something feels off or not exactly the way it should be.  STOP!  Get assistance to work through what is not right.  You are protecting yourself, others in the area and possibly the company itself.

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