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Safety Corner With Charlie Arellano

Jun 29, 2016

“Everyone has different strength and blind spots when it comes to risk and personal safety.  We all have our own unique mix of attitudes, personality trails, abilities and values, and they impact our safety behavior each and every day.  If we know our tendencies, and those of our coworkers, this can help us proactively make safer choices and create habits that decrease everyone’s exposure to risk.  If I know that my coworker tends to be very comfortable with risk, it helps me understand why he may drive the forklift too fast, or why he thinks it’s okay to work for a couple of minutes on a piece of equipment that is energized.  I now can be more proactive and anticipate situations where he might put himself at risk, have a meaningful conversation about it and at least try to influence him to do the right thing.”

At Anchor we want to encourage all of our employees and everyone we work with and around to look at your own habits in regards to safety.  Are you being as safe as you possibly can? Are your coworkers? If you’re saying no, then maybe it’s time to reevaluate and make some changes.

Don’t be safety blinded, be safety minded.