Common sense and accident prevention

Jan. 17, 2021

We are not born with common sense; we acquire it throughout life. Common sense is really common experience — we learn about life from others’ experiences as well as our own. Awareness of your environment, self-preservation and concern for your fellow workers are all factors in good common sense.

Contrary to popular opinion, all workers can prevent themselves from getting hurt. The easy way to avoid pain is to observe how others have taken risks and been injured, rather than learning the hard way — from your own injury. That is common sense.

The experts believe at least 80 percent of industrial accidents are caused by unsafe acts on the part of employees and not by unsafe conditions. Learn more about these unsafe acts in the January Safety Issue of Rental Management magazine.

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