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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.

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.

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Horseplay Can Lead to Unintentional Injuries

Recently a young friend of mine was injured due some escalating horseplay that he instigated.  While a co-worker and friend was in the break room eating lunch my friend walked by and squirted his friend with water from a spray… Continue reading

If OSHA fines a retailer, what will they do to you?

What can happen because of someone setting boxes in door ways, blocking fire extinguishers, and overloading shelves?  One major retailer has been fined $262,500.00 since 2009 to drive the point home.  First of all people can be injured and secondly OSHA could… Continue reading

Indignant About Safety

When conducting my workshop or seminar it is evident when a participant is indignant about safety.  The participant is obviously not happy about being in the class, at work, or is just generally unhappy.  Usually the indignant ones say, Why… Continue reading

Synchronized for Safety

The journey to zero injuries is not one that can be done in chaos, there must be a synchronization of activities that will lead to the destination.  If leadership is saying one thing and doing something else the destination will… Continue reading

Surviving Hazards

Having the skills necessary to work for years without an injury is rare.  Most workers have had at least one injury that they would like to have avoided even if it wasn’t bad enough to make the OSHA report.  Many… Continue reading

Aging Workforce, Closing the Communication Gap

Closing the communication gap between generations is a step toward a safer future workplace.  Each generation has worried about the future based on the current generation of 20-30 year olds.  Hopefully we can improve the future safety of worksites by… Continue reading


Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity. – Edwin Land

Some of you have already seen this picture or one like it.  People do stupid stuff and most of the time they are well meaning.  In fact, most people are… Continue reading

A Menu or a Warning

For most people the sign I took a picture of is a menu of choices.  For instance, some people might think that for $86.00 I can drive as much as 10 miles per hour over the speed limit if I… Continue reading

Safety: What’s in Your Personal Safety Culture?

What are the barriers to completing a job without injury?  This is a question I have asked audiences all over the United States and Canada.  The answer that pops up most is Attitude.  When more individuals believe that… Continue reading

Safety Stand Down for the a Hazardous Weekend is Coming Up

Memorial Day weekend is a time to stop and recognize those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy here in the United States of America.  But during this weekend many people will also remember family members who… Continue reading