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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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4 Deaths in First 5 Weeks of 2014

I hope when we use our cell phones next time, we will consider the workers who died putting up the towers.  Recently on January 31st a cell tower maintenance worker fell to his death from a cell tower.  This… Continue reading

Safety Attitudes: New book by Carl Potter,CSP


Safety Attitudes:

Improving your workplace’s safety culture begins with you

by Carl Potter, CSP

What is a safety attitude?  More importantly, what is your personal safety attitude?
A positive safety attitude is key to improving a company’s safety culture,… Continue reading

Tool Safety Humor

Different tools are used to perform different tasks at home, work, and play.  A friend of mine, sent me this list of description that I thought might be helpful.  At the end of all the tools is a link to… Continue reading

Just Walk On By…

The old song, Just walk on by… was sung by the legendary Jim Reeves.  Mr. Reeves song was about being dishonest.  We could sing a similar song for safety; Just walk on by, don’t say a word about the hazardous… Continue reading

Safety Topic Video for Your Next Meeting

Few are the injured who are willing to share their story so that others can learn what not to do.  In this safety topic on eye protection, Kent Olson shares his experience with me on video and consented to it… Continue reading

Emergency Declared: Practice Pays Off

I like to think of myself as a “Safety Practitioner” and not a “Safety Expert.”  On occasion I get a call from someone who was referred to me by a client and they will say, “I was told that you are… Continue reading

Safety Blog: Roping a Deer Story, a case of not recognizing and evaluating the hazard

A friend sent me this bit of humor and thought my readers would enjoy it.  As you may be aware I conduct a hazard recognition and control workshop and found this to be a lesson learned by the person involved.  It… Continue reading

What will you do?

As I travel the country consulting and speaking about “how to” be safe, it occurs to me that all it takes is, “Doing It.”  When I interview a person who has been injured they feel bad because they have caused… Continue reading

The Eyes Have It: Hazard Recognition Exercise Pictures

In the United States it is estimated that approximately 2000 workers get something in their eye and have to get help to remove it.  Safety Topics found that of those injured about 100 lead to at least one lost day… Continue reading

Safety Topics takes a moment for those who lost loved ones in 2013

It is likely that we will see somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 workplace fatalities in 2013 once all the reports are in.  Many families will have a permanently empty place at the table and it will be a tough Christmas… Continue reading