Last week, I was in Chicago with Steve Miller, one of our senior loss control representatives. Steve and I have been working on a small project we call “5-word safety messages.” Basically, because people tend to remember phrases or statements with five or fewer words, we decided to develop a list of simple safety messages that would be easy to remember.
We're pretty excited about the project, but we're not the only ones. In fact, one contractor is so excited about our 5-word safety messages, they are working on a system to incorporate them into their communications. For example, if they send out a work order for an employee to go pick up materials on a job, the work order may include the message, “Avoid twisting back when lifting.”
Here is a list of phrases we have been putting together that we would like to share with you:
If you would like to add to our list, please feel free to send suggestions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, because we all have a part in safety. By the way, Acuity’s simple statement is “Our focus is you.”