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Welcome to Safety Topics

Safety Topics was developed to provide safety meeting topics for organizations that are targeting zero injuries in their workplace. Safety awareness is a key factor in preventing injuries and Safety Topics is here to help. If you are a supervisor, manager or safety specialist in your company, finding safety topics to present to your workforce can be a time consuming task, save time by using safety topics written by Carl Potter.

If you sign up by providing your email you will receive safety topics on a regular basis to use in your workplace. The writer of safety topics is Carl Potter and has been providing safety topics since 1992 for his readers. His safety topics come from the safety consulting he provides to his clients and is up to date.

Safety topics welcomes you to print, share, and forward any of the pages you find useful. Thank you for your interest and look forward to your feedback and ideas for future safety topics.

Accountability Leads to Accountability in Safety

A key topic for safety has continually been accountability.  Why?  Without accountability in the workplace, we cannot expect improvement to happen.  People will continue to get injured by the same hazards and by taking unsafe actions.  Accountability is a word… Continue reading

Recipe for Safety Success

I love to cook.  When I was about 8 years old my mother taught me how to cook so that when she and my dad got home from work, dinner was on the table.  Back in those days it was… Continue reading

Safety for the Linear Thinker and the Frequently Injured

I am consistently asked, “Is it really possible to hit zero injuries?”  This can start a storm of opinions as evidenced on an online safety forum.  About a month ago I was conducting one of my ever-popular Facilitated Safety Discussions… Continue reading

Is Your Safety Engine Making Power?

Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. ~ Denis Waitley

If we focus on what personnel are doing wrong and not finding ways to… Continue reading

A Failure to Practice Hazard Recognition and Control

See the hazard?  Many people will not notice the possible outcome of this situation.  I guess because of the number of Hazard Recognition and Control Workshops’ and worksite walk-throughs I’ve done, my eyes are conditioned to search for this type… Continue reading

Communicating Safety, Safely for Your Personal Success

If you consider the above quote, why would you want to focus on being successful at work?  In this day and time success in your current job may lead to a bigger and better opportunity.  Employers are looking for employees… Continue reading

Communicating Safety: Participating in Safety Meetings

A safety meeting should be an organized, orderly, and respectful conversation with a single purpose: prevent injuries.

Nobody is happy about going to a meeting except the one who called the meeting, and that may be questionable, too.  Purposely, safety… Continue reading

Communicating Safety: Responding Positively to a Negative Issue

We cannot direct the winds, but we can adjust our sails.

 – Anonymous

When it comes to safety rules you cannot always have things your way. And, it’s possible you may not be correct in your thinking.  From time to… Continue reading

Another word about safety briefings…

Safety briefings are important for success in anything we do because it gives us a mental picture of what is going to be happening.  This is true for sports, outdoor activities, and work safety.  When I was working in the… Continue reading

Communicating Safety: Presenting Safety Concepts

You might have an opportunity to present safety concepts at a safety meeting, job briefing, or tailgate talk.  Presenting is the act of trying to influence others’ thinking to provoke action or behavioral change.  As a professional speaker, I am… Continue reading