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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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Clarifying Safety

It is not enough for language to have clarity and content: it must also have a goal and an imperative.

- Rene Daumal

A lack of commitment to safety is not the issue.  Everyone wants to be safe and go… Continue reading

The April Safety Fool


Fools lack all sense even when they walk down the street;

A safety fool is someone who considers themselves safe, but continually is found taking short cuts and experiencing multiple injuries.  Working safely takes effort.  Industrial safety has continually… Continue reading

People Do the Silliest Things

Do you think the guy sitting on the refrigerator is thinking, Hey, I think I’ll sit here so I can get hurt!  It is my opinion that he doesn’t see the hazardous situation.  Can you imagine the police report?

Seriously… Continue reading

Getting Old At Work Isn’t for Sissies

I remember when I was in my early 20s and the older workers would say, “Bend your knees or you’re going to regret it when you’re my age.”  They were right.  By the time I was there age (35) my… Continue reading

Big Risk, Big Money?

My typical client is one where the risk of death is real if the participants in my workshops, seminars, and keynotes don’t take steps to mitigate the risk from the hazards in their workplaces.  Recently I was speaking to a… Continue reading

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