Safety in the workplace

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Safety in the workplace

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Spoke to my old running coach who was getting in his car after working at the Airbus factory, he confirmed that there are about 40 out of 1500 working this week, none last week, they are preparing the workplace for safety & seperation for a partial return staring gradually the week after next, he said they are sellophaning areas off, everyone will wear gloves but not masks, difficult to hear the reasons why as we were 10m apart, it was the first conversation with a human being I have had since returning last Monday.

Meanwhile in the UK workplace safety was guaranteed in accordance with the risk assessment by wearing yellow jackets with "SAFETY" written on the back:



Its a somewhat different approach to say the least dont you think?

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Personaly, I consider that this post should also address safety at home. No doubt many of us are finishing DIY, fixing the chicken shed, topping the tree blocking the sun, etc. Remember, if you cut yourself or break something, the hospital is the last place you want to be.
I suggest my engineering practice of having a toolbox talk with yourself.
Sit down, before you start, imagine the work to be done and what tools will be used to do it. Then ask yourself "what can go wrong" At this point you should have expected the stanley knife to have sliced off your finger, the chain saw chain to have come off and mashed your hand and the ladder to have been knocked from under you by the falling branch. Do I need to go on?
It works.
Do be extra careful. PLEASE.
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You mean well but if I did that every day I'd say **** it and go back to bed.
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My equivalent of "what could possibly go wrong?" has not served me well it has to be said.

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I'd say you've had more than your fair share of short straws.
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But I am a lucky so and so nonetheless.

The bad outcomes from my recklessness or stupidity are not bad luck, ending up smelling of roses is very good luck though.

I expect even from this current hole that I initially dug for myself, no income since October plus outgoings on a hôtel & 2 dwellings, will end up positive, no idea how though, but opportunities usually arise, you have to be willing & able to take the gamble and choose the right one.

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