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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 Environment: Where Do You Fit in the Plan?

When it comes to accomplishing anything in life the people involved must realize that action is a requirement.  You can sit around in meetings and plan, discuss, and draw diagrams on the whiteboard until you are out of ideas, breath,… Continue reading

Think, Then Check Before You Act!

I tell audiences all the time that safety is a head game.  If you think you are safe because you believe your actions will reduce the risk, you will likely succeed.  Keep in mind that it is important to know… Continue reading

Do We Need Better Safety Rules?

“Keep safety simple” is my motto.  There is a feeling that safety rules make people safe, but it is the act of following the rules that reduces the risk of an event leading to injuries or death.  In more than… Continue reading

It is a good time to look around…

We spend a lot of time talking safety.  Be careful out there, follow the rules, take time to do it safe, etc, etc, etc., but are we taking time to walk around and look for hazards?  This past year I… Continue reading

If it Quacks, Walks, and Flies Like a Duck…

Is it safe to go into your workplace? You say, “Carl what kind of question is that? Of course, it is safe!” How do you know it is unless you have walked it down with the intent to recognize, evaluate,… Continue reading

Safety Blog: A 2018 Challenge for Creating a Safe Workplace

I am continually inspired by the number of people who aspire to work safe, and I am equally troubled by those who choose to believe it is not possible to work safe.  As 2017 draws to a close, I am… Continue reading

Engage for Understanding and Use Common Sense

By Carl Potter, CSP, CMC

In a recent presentation I was given a compliment from a participant who said he liked the way I engaged with the audience and used humor and real situations to make a point concerning safety… Continue reading

Creating a Vision for Making Safety a Reality

Visionary people face the same problems everyone else faces; but rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries immediately commit themselves to finding a solution.

~Bill Hybels

Here’s the problem:  too many people are getting hurt, maimed, and fatally injured. … Continue reading

Let’s Be Honest About Safety

“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes.  That’s the day we truly grow up.” – John C. Maxwell

In the world of safety, attitude still tops the list of “most important”… Continue reading

Creating the Safety Trust

In Oklahoma when someone only talks about something they are going to do we describe them as, “All hat and no cows.”  In my case, all talk and no pig pen.  When I was in the 8th grade and… Continue reading