Safety 2012: Be Your Coworker’s Keeper

June 8th, 2012 by

During a June 4 session at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2012 conference in Denver, John W. Drebinger Jr., presented a compelling case for using comradery in the workplace to create a safety culture.

The underlying idea is that we’re all in this together, so if you watch my back, I’ll watch yours. According to John, here are five reasons that you should be your coworker’s keeper:

1. When you keep an eye on other people’s safety, your own safety awareness improves.

2. Even “safe” workers can get distracted

3. We’re all at risk of occasional cognitive failure.

4. You’ll never have to regret that you could have said something but didn’t.

5. It’s just the right thing to do.

You can get more details about the five reasons by reading the full article as it appears in EHSToday.

 

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