Bring Your Child To Work Day
Over 20 years ago an organization in the U.S started encouraging employees and employers to have a designated take your child to work day. At some places the practice has taken hold, at others it hasn’t. It’s truly a novel idea and one we can utilize to work safer.
The suggestion would be to make every day bring your child or grandchild to work day, not in body, but in mind. As you go out to work today challenge yourself to do two things:
- Do your various tasks as if your child or grandchild was next to you and you were teaching them the correct way to do it.
- When you stop and think about the various things you do, put them in the perspective that you are teaching your child or grandchild to do the job the safe way.
Are there some things you do on a regular basis that you would not ask your child to do? Would you teach them a different way or the right way rather than the way you currently do it?
I challenge you to keep that perspective in everything you do. Many can think they are faster, quicker, stronger, or seasoned enough to do it the unsafe way, but the facts remain that it is just a matter of time. The odds are not in your favour.
So today, go to work with the mind-set that your child is working with you. See what a difference it makes in your everyday activities.