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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.

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Safety Leadership: Are You Walking Down?

“Walk-down” – just what does that phrase mean?  According to the Urban Dictionary, it means to “get out of the car and go on foot.”   Other definitions include “going down a street on foot”, “going further than ever before.”  These definitions imply… Continue reading

Unidentified Device is an Unidentified Hazard

While conducting safety walk-throughs with clients many times we will find an isolation device such as a valve, switch, or flange that has been disabled for maintenance or retirement of a piece of equipment.  Many times we find tags that… Continue reading

Safety Leadership: Required at the Frontline

My first day as a frontline leader was interesting, to say the least.  My crew was assigned to a task that required extreme focus to make sure that we all got to go home to our families at the end… Continue reading

Resilient Safety

Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up. – Mary Holloway

Safety is everyone’s responsibility.  This is a statement that has been around industry for decades and one… Continue reading

Who Knows What is Safe?

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one’s opinion but rather to know it. ~ Andre Maurois

Knowing what is safe or how safe to make a situation safe is a constant issue for those in leadership… Continue reading

Being Safe: Be Committed, Act Compliant, and Get Competent

If you want to be safe at work, home, and play you need to have certain characteristics that can be seen by others.  When someone claims that you are a safe person, they have observed something about you that resonates… Continue reading

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