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By Tania Clarke   |  
October 21st, 2016

Top 20 Safety Quotes To Improve Your Safety Culture

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Good quotes are the kind that inspire us to do better. The safety industry is a tough gig. So we thought you might need some extra inspiration to turn to on a bad day. Quotes pick us up when we’re feeling unmotivated and can be a great tool to help keep your employees focussed on safety. Display them around your workplace, or add them to internal newsletters. Make an impact and get your point across. Without further ado, here are those nuggets of wisdom we’ve sought out.

One earnest worker can do more by personal suggestion to prevent accidents than a carload of safety signs. -Making Paper - click to tweet Safety saves sickness, suffering, sadness. -Safety saying, circa early 1900s - click to tweet Every accident is a notice that something is wrong with men, methods, or material — investigate — then act. – Unknown - click to tweet

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Safety brings first aid to the uninjured. -F.S. Hughes - click to tweet You don’t need to know the whole alphabet of Safety. The a, b, c of it will save you if you follow it: Always Be Careful. – Colorado School of Mines Magazine - click to tweet Do not think because an accident hasn’t happened to you that it can’t happen. – Safety saying, circa early 1900s - click to tweet Carefulness costs you nothing. Carelessness may cost you your life. – Safety saying, circa early 1900s - click to tweet For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. – Eleanor Everet - click to tweet An incident is just the tip of the iceberg, a sign of a much larger problem below the surface. – Don Brown - click to tweet

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Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent. – Author unknown - click to tweet Measuring performance by the numbers of injuries you have is liked measuring parenting by the number of smacks you give. – Dr. Robert Long - click to tweet If you put good people in bad systems, you get bad results. You have to water the flowers you want to grow. – Stephen Covey - click to tweet A chain is only as long as the weakest link. – Unknown - click to tweet Shortcuts cut life short. – Unknown - click to tweet You are your last line of defense in safety. It boils down to you. – Kina Repp - click to tweet Luck runs out but safety is good for life. – Author unknown - click to tweet Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it. – Author unknown - click to tweet Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless. – Author unknown - click to tweet It takes leadership to improve safety. – Jackie Stewart - click to tweet

 

Relevant quotes are a great way to communicate key safety concepts. Illustrate your quotes and bring them to life. Your workplace might be better off for it.

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