Safety Archives - Chad Hymas

Facing The Storms

A Wyoming cowboy was once asked what was the greatest lesson he’d learned from his experiences of ranching. “The Herefords taught me one of life’s most important lessons,” he replied. “We used to breed cattle for a living, but the winter storms would come and kill ’em off. It would take a terrible toll on

Apr 18, 2013 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Personal Resposibility

The night my two boys were able to join me at the hospital after my accident, we all slept in the same room. Three year-old Christian laid next to me in my hospital bed, and Kyler slept beside his mom on a cot next to us. As Christian slipped in beside me he asked, “Daddy,

Sep 05, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Can Do Attitude

People with a “can do” attitude almost always get the job done – regardless of the obstacles. Unfortunately, many with that same “can do” attitude sometimes consider safety one of those obstacles. This brings out the tragic, and actual, case of John, who no doubt “attacked” his work with a “can do” attitude. Most of

Aug 29, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

SAFETY APPEAL

We all have a natural tendency to want to be safe. Put another way, psychologists say that normal individuals possess certain desires through which safety becomes appealing. These desires include: • Avoiding personal injury • Avoiding personal loss • Reward seeking • Striving for leadership • Excelling • Preventing injuries to others • Avoiding making

Aug 22, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

FIRE PREVENTION

Fire prevention is something which should concern everyone. Not only are fires dangerous , they are costly, because they can destroy valuable property. Fires in the workplace can lead to injuries, loss of lives and the loss of jobs. Employees can help prevent fires in the workplace by being alert and practicing some safety precautions.

Jun 27, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Why Should We Care About Decision Making?

The numbers speak for themselves. Poor decision making is the root cause of many—if not most—accidents. You don’t have to be a high-time worker to make consistently good decisions about the task. New workers already know most of the things that are likely to get them into serious trouble: Failure to use PPE, failure to

May 23, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Victim or Victorious

If we lived in a time when personal accountability and responsibility were held in high regard, it would be suffice to say that successful people are not victims.  Unfortunately, these are not the times we live in. For some, perpetual victim hood, of one kind or another actually seems an attractive option. I believe that

Apr 25, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Who is Responsible for Your Safety?

In order to provide a safer workplace, it is not enough to simply eliminate the obvious risks. Employers are responsible for controlling all potential safety hazards. Everyone has a role to play in the workplace regarding health and safety. The employer has a duty and obligation to take the necessary precautions to prevent injuries or

Apr 19, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Managing Your Risks

Effective risk management starts with a commitment to health and safety from those who operate and manage the business. I believe that if you are serious about health and safety, your co-workers, as well as employees, will be more likely to cooperate and follow your lead. Everyone needs to be committed by getting involved in

Apr 12, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Attitudes Are Contagious

Whether you own your own business or work as an employee, a positive attitude can help you achieve success. Those who report to you will usually get more from observing than they do by listening to what you say. Set goals and ask for support in achieving them. Take a positive approach in accomplishing those

Apr 04, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments
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