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SAFETY - SAFETY AND YOUR SUPERVISOR
Is job safety important to you? Some people
will say yes right away. Others may feel differently, at least when this
question is first posed. But survival and avoidance of pain is a basic instinct
for all. You may say that safety isn't important to you, but just wait until you
get hurt. At that time, I'll bet you will think differently.
Safety does not just happen. Remember the old
adage, if something can go wrong, it will. We must work to make things happen
right; that is, in a safe manner. But one person cannot do this alone. It takes
the cooperation of everyone. You cannot overlook a safety problem. If you do,
the results could be disastrous.
Your company has a moral, legal, and financial
interest in your well being. Supervisors should be receptive to your safety
concerns. Have you ever brought a problem to your supervisor only to have it
dismissed? It happens. This does not mean he or she isn't interested and you
should drop the subject. You can't afford to. You may be the one getting hurt.
Let us look at ways you can use to make your supervisor share your safety
Again, supervisor are human. They can get buried in things that may need more immediate attention and/or they could just forget. Supervisors, remember the employee who brings safety problems to your attention is just trying to do his job and help you with yours. Their concerns should never be dismissed without a review.
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