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Toolbox Talks – Unsafe behavior in the workplace: It Can’t Happen To Me!

Our Today’s Toolbox Talks Topic Is Unsafe behavior in the workplace: “It Can’t Happen To Me”

Unsafe behavior in the workplace:  “It can’t happen to me”, maybe you have said it yourself. If not said, most of us have at least thought it sometimes or the other. Usually we think it just before we do something that is less unsafe or may be quite a bit unsafe. We know the safe way to do it, but we take that chance. We are in effect saying, “I know this could result in an accident, but it can’t happen to me”.

Why can’t it happen to you? What makes you so special? Why take chances in the first place? Sooner or later the person who keeps saying “It can’t happen to me” will wind up saying “If only I had………..”

“If only I had worn my safety glasses, I wouldn’t have lost my eye”.

“If only I had walked instead of run, I wouldn’t have tripped and broken my leg”

“If only I had taken my ring off, I wouldn’t have lost my finger on the machine”.

The next time you find yourself saying, “It can’t happen to me,” remember that anything can happen to anybody, anytime, anywhere, if they act in an unsafe manner or are exposed to an unsafe condition.

All of us should remember that, a person with “It can’t happen to me” behavior is unsafe & dangerous. He may escape himself, but, he may expose others around him to injury from an unsafe act or condition. If you see someone acting in an unsafe manner, tell him about it. If you see an unsafe condition, report it.

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Toolbox Talks – Desert Insects, Animals And Reptiles

If you work in desert then you will find Insects, Animals And Reptiles at work place.  for necessary precautions read full article:
    1. There are several kinds of desert animals, reptiles and insects in the desert which are potentially dangerous. Leave all of these creatures alone and they will not pose any threat to you.
    2. Do not feed wild dogs or cats. Leaving food out will also encourage mice and rats.  Rabies is prevalent in the Mid-East and becoming friendly with wild dogs and cats could result in getting bitten by a animal with rabies.
    3. Sand vipers, a poisonous snake, have been found in work areas.
    4. Scorpions are also common in Kuwait as are spiders and other insects which bite.
    5. Report any animal and snake bite or scorpion sting by radio or telephone to client emergency center by phone or radio.

If a person is bitten by desert animal or insects, the following First Aid should be performed:

If the victim is more than 10 minutes from the hospital, place a band above the bite or above the joint closest to the bite.

so Do not move the person.  Keep the victim calm and call for Emergency Assistance.

If available place an ice pack, or ice cube on the sting.  Transport the employee if he is suffering from shock to the close hospital.

Ice cubes or an ice pack should be used to relieve pain.  If the bite does not heal within a few days, or becomes infected, the victim should report to the hospital.

The victim should immediately report to the hospital for tests and, if necessary, treatment. The Medical Officer of

Health should diagnose the bite and notify the detail to the Veterinarian for observation of the animal.

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