SAFETY DESK: Risk Factor No. 1
We all know a friend who will try anything, and it usually doesn’t turn out so well.
Last week, we talked about the 10 factors of risk tolerance. This week, let’s talk about the first one.
The definition of Overestimating Capability or Experience is: A belief that one’s physical abilities (strength or agility) will allow them to do the task without injury or that years of experience (wisdom) will prevent any adverse situations.
We should always stop and think about what we are doing before we do it. We should always as the ‘why’ questions until we are satisfied with the process.
STOP AND THINK:
As yourself, ‘Is this the best way to do this task? Do I have the right tools and equipment?’
Let’s start 2019 by encouraging everyone to take ownership of the risk assessment process and continue to focus on: When I SEE something, I will STOP and DO something.
Lyman-Richey Corporation Safety Director