So, you are asking yourself, what is going on? The man that has graced the cover of Grainger’s safety catalog and has done public service announcements for the Army’s “Own the Edge” campaign, is now publicly taking the position that safety is not important? How dare he? What kind of role model is this for a man that frequently finds himself in dangerous (not to mention dirty) positions? Something must be done!
Waitaminute now. Before you start writing letters to complain to anybody, listen *carefully* to his message. What Mike’s saying is that while safety equipment, procedures, OSHA and all that are important, it is not a replacement for good old fashion common sense. Plainly speaking, no one cares more about your safety than you. Not your employer. Not your friend. Not even your spouse. Well, maybe your spouse but do you really want to put your safety in their hands when you may have forgotten to take out the garbage last night?
To hear more on what Mike has to say on the subject directly from him, watch the video or click here to read some of his past writings on the subject. Mike’s Blog – The Only One Responsible for My Safety is Me