Safety is the state of being "safe" (from French sauf), the condition of being protected against physical, social, spiritual, financial, political, emotional, occupational, psychological, educational or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, harm or any other event which could be considered non-desirable. This can take the form of being protected from the event or from exposure to something that causes health or economical losses. It can include protection of people or of possessions.

What is safety ?

The word safety refers to your freedom from danger, injury and damage, and to your personal security. The word safety has been used so often that many of you may think of it as a "Preaching Word", or a word that forces you to alter your ways or change bad habits.

Instead, when you hear the word safety, think of it as a word that applies to the way you do everything in life. Think of it as a procedure to keep you from harm.

For example: If your driving safely, you're simply operating your vehicle as intended and obeying the laws, no more, no less. If you’re working with a power tool that requires eye protection, don't fight it. Safety glasses are simply a necessary accessory to the proper use of that tool. If you're at home, take the time to use a ladder instead of standing on a chair that was made to sit on.

1. Safety means a complete understanding of your work and knowledge of every step that must be taken (TSTI/AHA) and the realization that mistakes could be costly to yourself and to the company.

2. Safety means good judgment. Never rely on luck; always be prepared to cope with unexpected situations and being alert when following your routine.

3. Safety means consideration for the family that depends on you, for the company that employs you, and for your own welfare.

4. Safety means remembering the safety rules set up by your company and applying them every minute when you are on the job.