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My Personal Safety Quotes

June 25, 2013

ISQEM http:/// safety quotes

Over the years I have come up with several of my own personal safety and leadership quotations that I have used in conferences, meetings or training sessions. Sometimes you can say just a few words and the message sticks with people for the rest of their lives. I have put below a few of my favourites that I have used to make people think about their responsibilities and become effective HSE leaders. I Hope you find them useful.

Good leaders are those who know how to motivate and challenge people at all levels of an organization to achieve their best performance. In addition they support and provide the resources necessary to ensure it is possible to meet the goals that have been set.

No one cares how much you know about safety, until they know you can add to their success

If you want to be a safety leader you must have innovation to succeed

I may not be a financial director, but I can help reduce your financial loss

If you don’t consider safety part of your leadership strategy, then you’re in the wrong job

A company director who thinks safety is a costly overhead should resign at the first opportunity

Only a fool would take a risk that would lose money or cause personal injury

You can’t say cutback on safety, and build a successful business in the same sentence

Real leaders know when to motivate and when to stand up for change

I look forward to hearing from other safety bloggers, and please share your favourite OHS quotes.

Wayne J Harris
Chairman of ISQEM

  1. meraj permalink

    safety is good business

  2. two of my favourite quotes are;

    “Experience is a good school but the fees are high”
    “Some people use data like a druken man uses a lamp post – for support rather than illumination”

  3. Michael French permalink

    With training comes knowledge, with knowledge comes safety.

    What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand. – Confucius

    Change is inevitable, growth is optional.

    Safety may begin with an “S” but really it starts with YOU

    Never trade luck for safety

    • Paul permalink

      Michael, I hear I forget……is especially true for non English speaking participants….I see I remember, again gas to be in the right language……I do I Understand…….my final mantra for HSE Training was “Awareness and Education is Our Goal”……not complicated when you put it in perspective, as will require a “good Safety Culture” as relates to ones Attitude and Behaviour. (one of the reasons I believe in the STOP Safety Program from DuPont as it encourages workers and supervisors to speak up if they see something that is unsafe……being old fashioned, and as relates to Loss Control Mangement styles, it is no wonder things can get confusing if the participant does not understand the definition of “Hazard” or lately Risk Assessment…..fortunately in Alberta where I work, Worksite Hazard Assessments are included with most Permit to Work Programs/Systems…..and was lucky enough work with a Company overseas that had “electronic permit to work” with built in Risk Assessment and Job Safety Analysis……not Rocket Science once you get the hang of it…..

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  4. Ken Cain permalink

    If you think the Health and Safety at work Act is about acting instead of being safe, it won’t be long before your final curtain.

    The only place you can be sure of seeing safety before work is in the dictionary.

    Safety systems are as solid as a sugar cube, they dissolve when you get into hot water.

    If the dictionary is good for knowledge why is it that safety always comes after accident.

  5. I someone states safety is merely common sense, then ask why it isn’t more common at their facility…..

  6. If someone states safety is merely common sense, then ask why it isn’t more common at their facility…..

  7. Brian permalink

    Safety is a fulltime job, dont take a day off.

  8. Ralf Genuttis permalink

    The standards you walk past are the standards you accept.

  9. Cezary Giluk permalink

    Its better to loose one minute of your life for safety that your life in one minute

  10. Edwin permalink

    “Short cuts cut your life short”.

    “Its better to loose one minute in life…than to loose life in a minute”

  11. Peter permalink

    Safety is not a gadget or a process only…, it is primarily a state of mind. ~ by Peter George

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