SAFETY DESK: What Do I Do Now?




A couple of weeks ago, my 13-year-old daughter was accepted into a ballet program in New York City for the summer. She will be there for five weeks, living in the dorms in Upper Westside Manhattan near Central Park.

This is something she has been working for since she was about 5 years old. To say she is excited may be an understatement, since this is the first major step for her on her quest to become a professional ballerina.

“How does this relate to safety at work?” you ask.

Every week you hear me talk about risk management, being aware of your surroundings, having a plan and looking for changing conditions.

When I talk safe behaviors at work, my hope is that it goes beyond work.

These are life skills that prevent us from getting hurt anywhere.

My daughter is about to open a door to a whole new chapter in her life. I hope she follows the same safety plants that I talk with you about.

Keep your head up, be aware of your surroundings, and be safe.

Let’s begin 2019 by encouraging employees to take ownership of the risk assessment process and continue our focus on “When I SEE something, I will STOP and DO something.”


Lyman-Richey Corporation Safety Director


“When I SEE something, I will STOP and DO something.”