Safety is of vital importance. Unsafe behavior and thinking will eventually kill every last man, woman, and child in the United States. It’s important now, more than ever that we protect people form their own minds, and their own bodies. Modern equipment continuously seeks to kill us, and we need to be aware of it all the time. Your car wants you dead, your bed wants you dead, your clothing wants you dead, and even your food wants you dead.
It’s amazing that we all aren’t dead already, given the fact that we’re beset on all sides by murderous people, animals, equipment, and food. The insurance industry has copious records on the kinds and numbers of things that maim and kills us, so it’s not like we don’t know what’s going on. We know, and some of us care. Our mindset is paramount to our survival. If we don’t think ahead to all the ways we could be harmed by the world, we’ll certainly be destroyed by it.
How do we develop a safety mindset, you may ask? It’s simple, but it’s not easy. Some actually find safety minded people annoying, but to those people we say, you’re welcome for warning labels, helmets, seat belts, GFCI outlets, shampoo instructions, etc. People who find the yellow lines in the workplace annoying are the problem, but thankfully, they’re a self solving problem.
The safety minded among us can expect to live long and healthy lives, while those who scoff at safety will undoubtedly die horrific and untimely deaths, potentially inside some piece of industrial equipment. That’s the difference between those with a safety mindset and those without. Violent, bloody death in the belly of an industrial paper shredder. Is that what you want for yourself? We didn’t think so. Don’t be shredded due to your negligence.