“I have done this for years” can sidetracks our thoughts from common guidelines for our activities; whether driving on the highway, climbing a ladder or connecting power to a new ac unit..
Our minds can be our most valuable " safety device” !
When complacency convinces us that safety gear or safety rules are unnecessary, we create significant risk for ourselves, our co-workers and our family.
This doesn’t make one a bad person - just hurt, dead or lucky.
There are inexpensive ways to help avoid the ‘complacent mode’ for high risk activities at home or work..
A few simple reminders can help anyone develop a more stable life style; such as:
Lightly touch things before your grab it ! It may be charged with electricity or very hot.
Look around the work space or anticipated path before taking a step.
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