Safety Awareness Tip

An American Admiral, spotting a blip on the radar screen, told his radio operator to send a message to the other ship to alter its course 15 degrees. The reply came back, “You need to change your course 15 degrees.”  The Admiral grabbed the microphone and snapped “You change your course.  I am an Admiral in the US Navy!” To which a calm voice replied, “And I am a lighthouse.”

Safety is very much a matter of attitude. It’s important for your employee to know their limitations and liabilities, and to be open to new ideas and change. Employees will “buy into” your safety program if they feel involvement and ownership. An effective safety training program is one way to get this point across.