Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ignoring a problem is accepting it

This weekend, my brother, nephew and I laid 300 square feet of Connecticut gray slate in the back yard. They were heavy, awkward and dangerous. We wore the proper hand and eye protection and there were no injuries.

As a leader, every time you walk by an unsafe working practice you are accepting it? We do not get the choice to ignore it. Sooner or later, someone gets hurt bad.

The safety pyramid was brought to my attention late last week and appreciated its simplicity. For every so many bad practices something will happen. For so many events happening, a something really bad happens. And so on. H.W. Heinrich, a pioneer of occupational safety, came up with the original accident pyramid in 1931.

Do you speak up when you see something unsafe or done dangerously?

1 comment:

Leadership Development said...

100% right. Ignoring problem is accepting it and it results in a bigger problem in future. A leader must focus on such areas and train his employees to counter the problem, no matter how critical is that, instead of ignoring it. Problem identification and problem solving is a key feature of good leader.

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