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Double-Check for Safety: Avoid Assumptions

Double-Check for Safety: Avoid Assumptions

Matt Nieszczur
5 minute read

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On today’s episode, we’re going to be covering double-checking safety.

Many of the topics we come up with mirror our daily lives. Our episode today is no different. I just finished speaking to our daughter, who’s attending college all the way across the country.  She’s coming home to visit in a few days and asked if we could pay for her to have a carry-on for her flights. Based on previous flights, I told her she would be permitted a carry-on as part of her ticket price. I assumed it would be the same for this flight.

Upon checking, I found out they’d changed their policy and my assumption was incorrect. Have you ever heard what happens when you assume? Since we keep things as rated PG as possible, let’s just say it’s not a good practice. This is especially true when it comes to safety!

Although I just told you not to assume when it comes to safety, it’s safe to assume that guessing you’re right is usually a bad idea. Examples of this could be:

  • Not seeing any indication of a lockout/tagout and starting up a machine without any other further inspection.

  • Eyeballing the height of an entrance while driving a lift truck and thinking you’ll clear it.

  • Driving through an area you’re not supposed to be in because you think nobody will be there.

  • Neglecting to wear required PPE because you’re only going to be in an area for a very short time.

All of these assumptions and many more not mentioned could all result in anything from minor damage to death. The point is, it’s not worth assuming! Many situations that could have been avoided were things that happened after chances had been taken several times over. All rules, no matter how trivial they may be perceived, are in place for a reason. Keep yourself, your fellow employees, and your facility safe and sound by never assuming and following the rules at all times!

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