In my company, we have a division called Health and Safety. I understand the importance of practicing health and safety in our daily lives and projects but it sometimes seems a little silly to me. Every Thursday evening we get a health and safety email that is loaded with cautionary tales or some bit of wisdom. A couple of weeks ago an email was sent out with many “afterthoughts” people might after after an accident. I seriously thought it was a joke at first. A couple of them:
- “I never thought that a little bolt dropped from that distance would cause so much bleeding.” ( I should have worn a hard hat, I guess.)
- ” I know they were always preaching that we should lift with the leg muscles instead of the back muscles.” (What the heck is a herniated disk?)
- “My safety glasses were in the garage, but I only had a little weed eating to do….” ( I wonder if they’ll still let me drive with only one eye?)
Be safe out there!