So If You Find This Happening To You This Season... - 12/21/2015

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U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.

Monday, December 21, 2015


Safety E-QuickTips is a weekly email designed to help Employers and Employees start their week with a short thought about safety in the workplace.

So If You Find This Happening To You This Season...


Every once in a while when I’m writing Safety E-QuickTips I begin to think back about the more than 5 years we’ve been sending these out. In the more than 250 weekly tips I’ve talked about almost anything you can think of in the way of safety.

Today I’d like to go back and share a portion of a Safety E-QuickTip that I wrote in 2011 during the Holiday Season because I think it is a message that we can never share enough. I hope you’ll take a few minutes and share it with everyone in your company from upper management to every employee.

Here goes.

. . . Although this time of year is one where we all should be happy and enjoying family and friends, for many of us it can become a very fast paced and stressful time of year. And often this stress rolls over into our workplace.

We sometimes cut corners at work during the holidays so that we can get everything done, especially if we are looking forward to some time off. As you may recall in last week's Safety E-QuickTip (November 14, 2011), a life was lost because someone chose to short-cut a procedure so that everyone could get on the road home a little earlier for the holiday.

Outside stress in the workplace has often played a major factor in workplace accidents. Stress can take our minds away from what we are doing and how it should be done and then before we know it . . . well you know what can happen.

So if you find this happening to you this season, I hope you will take a moment, relax, and remember what this season is all about. And always keep in mind that the workplace can be a very dangerous place, especially if your mind is not on the task at hand.

I'd like to take this time to wish for each and every one of you to have a safe and happy holiday season. I hope you will take the time to do the same with everyone you work with this season. I believe it is important for all of us to know that those we work with are thinking about us during this sometimes stressful time of year.

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