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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.

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

Who Is Responsible for Safety? Frustrated by Frequent Flyers

Man has no nobler function than to defend the truth. _ Ruth McKenney

What does it mean to be “accident prone?”  One definition is “to be involved in an inordinate number of, or frequently involved in accidents.”  Are you “accident… Continue reading

Summer Safety Success for You and Your Family

This summer can become a great memory or a terrible tragedy.  Research shows that the more families will create some wonderful memories while some will experience tragic accidents on the road to and from vacation.  I would like to take… Continue reading

Journey to a Safe Successful Workplace

Change in economic times can create havoc and lead business leaders to cut back on the most important aspect of productivity:  safety.

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. ~ Alfred… Continue reading

Safety Leadership Willful Act: Nefarious or Not

Sometimes confusion exists concerning the willful act of either creating an unsafe condition at work, putting workers in an unsafe condition, allowing an unsafe condition, or flagrantly disregarding an unsafe condition or act.  In my opinion all could be considered… Continue reading