Personal Safety – First and Foremost

Personal safety ought to be one of the most important things for ourselves and our family. Whether it’s at work, at home, on the road or in the shop, safety should be first and foremost. Unlike a cat, you only have one life, and you should be focused on making it a long and healthy one. I also think getting through life with all your senses and extremities is important.

As a pianist and one who spends quite a bit of time on other keyboards, I think taking care of my hands and fingers is very important. With so many beautiful things to see and hear, I take special care with agile product management certification my eyes and ears too. When it comes to safety and all the things about us that deserve protection, I’m reminded of what Joni Mitchell told us so many times, ” don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone….”

Some of the basics that you should consider include:

dust masks

eye protection

hard hat

helmet

seat belt

hearing protection

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properly fitted work clothes

clear work area

clear field of vision

a helper or observer

Whether it’s cutting wood with a chain saw or buzz saw, climbing a ladder, handling firearms, long distance driving, operating heavy equipment, handling a large sheet of glass, or heating your home with a wood stove, it pays to examine opportunities for error, and guard against such errors.

Here is a good way to determine how much effort is reasonable to expend on making certain you’re safe; simply imagine you’ve been seriously injured because of carelessness, and then ask yourself what you would have given to have avoided the injury. I think you’ll find that giving proper attention to personal safety is a very small price to pay for staying safe and sound.

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At a very basic level, you’re counting on you, and so is your family, so staying safe ought to be a high priority every day of every year.