“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. We’ve all probably heard this saying at some point in our lives but rarely thought about what it means. In the world of Safety, it means better to take the time to do it right the first time instead of not doing it or doing it incorrectly and getting injured or perhaps worse. Safety does not have to be complicated. It can be something as simple as putting caution tape on the handle of a piece of equipment to keep people from running into it to simply letting a supervisor know of a potentially unsafe situation at a jobsite so it can be corrected.
Granted, these simple things sometimes take time out of your day to do, but isn’t a few seconds of prevention worth saving someone from a potential lifetime of pain?