Stop Me If You’ve Heard This Before (Common Safety Clichés)

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This Before (Common Safety Clichés)

Here’s a fun conversation starter for any safety professional: “What are your least favorite safety clichés?”

Weeks ago, I asked that same question across several LinkedIn safety groups that I participate in, and the question must’ve struck a nerve with my colleagues out there because the responses were numerous.

The reason for my inquiry was that after decades in the safety game, I feel like I’ve heard them before, and I’ve grown intolerant of these statements because they erode progressive safety initiatives and dishonor workers who’ve experienced an occupational injury or illness.

They’re flat destructive.

So, I compiled the list of safety clichés and sharing with you here. Take a look and see how many of these clichés you’ve either personally heard or are all too familiar with:

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