Safety Archives - Chad Hymas

Are You Prepared For Sandy?

I recently received an email from a friend who had lived through Sandy. I have always considered myself very prepared for a natural disaster, especially with my food storage. As I read through this list of 46 things you will want to know, I realized not only am I not prepared, I am sure most

Dec 12, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Self Discipline

Our ability to develop the habit of self-discipline will contribute more to our success than any other quality of character. Kop Kopmeyer, an authority on success said self-discipline is “The ability to make yourself do, what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” Napoleon Hill said “Self-discipline

Nov 28, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Dumb Luck

Every once in a while I hear about somebody getting caught in a dumb situation. Many times it is a criminal that just hadn’t completely thought through their strategy. Most cases aren’t fatal, only embarrassing. Still, it reminds me that we all do the same thing. Sometimes we get so caught up in what’s going

Nov 14, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

My Brother’s Keeper

A short time ago I was visiting a mining plant in southern Utah. On that very day there was a fatality. It was shocking and saddening. Later I returned to speak to that same company, and I referred back to the death of their co-worker. The group was somber and quiet. The principles of safety

Nov 07, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Do You Follow The Rules?

Rule number one is to follow the rules. Rule number two is to see rule one. We sometimes baulk at the clarity of the rules. We would rather follow the rules when it suits us and we quickly settle for mediocrity. We “kind of” follow the rules or we say to each other “Well –

Oct 31, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Hazardous Behavior In The Workshop

An incident can be defined as “any observable human activity sufficiently complete in itself to permit references and predictions to be made about the persons performing the act.” (Whew!) Therefore, it is safe to say that incidents or accidents do not usually just happen; they happen for a reason and are usually due to unsafe

Oct 24, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Experience Can Be Your Worst Enemy

Have you said to yourself, “It’s no big deal. I’ve done it a million times.” Have you skipped steps, not placed a chock block, not worn safety glasses or a hardhat? Have you gotten off a machine the wrong way, or not secured a brace, thinking the whole time, “It’s no big deal. I’ve done

Oct 17, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Choose Your Life

Einstein once said, “How many people are trapped in their everyday habits; part numb, part frightened, part indifferent? To have a better life we must keep choosing how we’re living.” Everyday we are building our lives. Everyday we must keep choosing what we will do and what we will believe. In choosing, we determine our

Oct 10, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

CORE VALUES AND SAFETY

Accountability- Responsibility of our actions that influence the lives of our customers and fellow workers. Creating a safe work environment, like any other organization-wide initiative, can only be assured when everyone, in every job, takes ownership and accountability for making the workplace safe. Balance- Maintaining Healthy life and work balance. When our work life and

Oct 03, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

What You Go Home For

When that whistle blows, why are you excited to go home? What is it about going home that perks you up even after working a ten-hour day? Is it someone special? Is it your hobbies? Is it the peace that you feel when you’re fishing, or boating? What do you go home for? Most of

Sep 26, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments
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