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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.

Empty Every Night… or Else!

There is a reason the sticker says, “Empty Every Night.  When trash cans get full they provide a fuel for fire.  Interestingly enough I have taken many pictures of trash cans like this one where the lid can’t close.  Why… Continue reading

Safety First: Time to Get Back to the Business of Safety

I hope you had a great holiday weekend, but now it’s back to the business of safety.  Sometimes after a long restful weekend we might find ourselves a bit distracted and safety awareness is low.  Conversely, we might find ourselves… Continue reading

Dang! It’s Hot Out There! Drink Your Water

The risk of heat related injury is real.  Heat related injuries can result in a fatality as well as long term health problems.  In our modern times most everyone sleeps under air conditioning and the bodies are not accustom to… Continue reading

Who Is Responsible for Public Safety on the Worksite?

Safety is simply about reducing the risk of injury to yourself, co-workers, and the public.  To many times I pass by a worksite and find the public at risk to injury.  The person on the street is usually clueless about… Continue reading

Creating Competency in Safety: Understanding, Application, and Motivation

Imagine a worksite where everyone takes responsibility for hazard recognition and control.  – Carl Potter

Wouldn’t it be neat to look out over your workplace and realize that everyone who works there is safety competent?  It can be done, but… Continue reading

Progressive Safety: Pogo was right…

It seems a reasonable assumption to me, that if we are progressing in safety the numbers of injuries would be drastically less than they are in 2013. –Carl Potter, CSP

For more than 17 years I worked in an environment… Continue reading

How to Avoid the Safety Surge (safety picture at bottom)

Several elements create a safe work environment.  First we make a workplace were it is difficult for any personnel to be injured.  Secondly, we make sure everyone knows what precautions to take (controls) to prevent injury.  Third, we observe and… Continue reading

Safety: Breaking a Rule is Your Decision

Safety requires the decision to follow rules and procedures that will mitigate risk.  Mitigation simply reduces the opportunity for an event that causes injury to people or damage to equipment.  The decision to mitigate risk is influenced by the current… Continue reading

Risk Management

Workplace safety is about risk management.  In my experience the companies who understand risk management educate their employees, supervisors, management and executives in mitigation of risk through hazard recognition and control.  In my presentations I like to say that, “If… Continue reading

Home Safety: Safety topics for you and your family

Many of our children are latch-key, meaning they come home and are alone for several hours before you arrive from work.  Have you ever talked to your family about egressing your home in the event of a fire?  Do they… Continue reading