This is probably one of the earliest safety warnings any of us might remember. It’s right up there with, “Don’t touch, that’s hot”. These are some of the first big “Don’t” warnings that we give our children. Some parents take this to an extreme, and try to keep their children from anything that would be remotely hazardous. That just isn’t possible. That’s why safety includes quite a few “Do’s” as well.
Safety is not just about the things we should avoid. There are lots of things we should take steps toward to assure our safety. Eat right, get plenty of sleep, exercise regularly, and stay alert. Good personal and workplace safety includes risk management, not just risk avoidance.
Can you name a positive action you took today that was avoiding risk? What risk do you currently feel most concerned about? Do you know what steps you should take to help you toward more effective management of that risk?
After all, running with scissors isn’t much more dangerous than running. It’s all in how you manage it.
Thanks, and let’s be careful out there.