When it comes to workplace safety we cannot afford to let others around us learn the hard way. Learning the hard way will result in an injury, property damage, loss in production, or worse. Learning a lesson the hard way is reactive in nature. Someone has to fail for the lesson to be learned.
Everyday lessons are learned the hard way by workers who are injured on the job. There are many times we hear the horror stories of injuries and fatalities either through a safety share or lessons learned document. Too often the lessons we can learn from these safety shares are not embraced because it did not happen to us or someone we are close to.
Employees should embrace the lessons learned from incidents at other companies or facilities that result in injury and be proactive in order to prevent a similar incident occurring in their workplace.