Safety Poems

It’s Up To Me

The Safety Poem “I chose to look the other way” has been used as a theme in a number of successful training videos, it is a powerful and very poignant piece of prose and is hung in many workplaces See the Poem Here. Here is another workplace safety poem by Don Merrel which says it all- “Its up to me” ENJOY

IT’S UP TO ME

 

I WANT A WORKPLACE THAT’S INJURY FREE

AND IF THAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, THEN IT’S UP TO ME.

 

I CAN’T TAKE FOR GRANTED, THAT SOMEONE,

HAS DONE ALL THE THINGS, THAT I SHOULD HAVE DONE.

 

I MUST, TAKE THE TIME, WITH EACH TASK I DO,

TO LOOK FOR THE HAZARDS, AND THINK THE JOB THROUGH.

 

TO CHECK THE PROCEDURES AND FOLLOW THEM ALL,

AND REJECT TAKING SHORTCUTS, NO MATTER HOW SMALL.

 

WHEN I WALK THROUGH THE WORKPLACE, I MUST STAY ALERT

TO WATCH FOR THOSE THINGS, THAT COULD GET PEOPLE HURT.

 

AND IF I SEE A HAZARD, I WON’T REST UNTIL,

I HAVE MADE THE THING SAFE, OR KNOW SOMEONE WILL.

 

I MUST QUESTION EACH UNSAFE BEHAVIOR I SEE,

AND ENCOURAGE ALL OTHERS TO DO THAT FOR ME.

 

I MUST ALWAYS GIVE SAFETY, THE BEST I CAN DO.

AND EXPECT THAT PERFORMANCE OF ALL OTHERS TOO.

 

I MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER TO LET PEOPLE SEE,

THAT THEIR SAFE BEHAVIOR, IS IMPORTANT TO ME.

 

EVERY ACT IS IMPORTANT, NO MATTER HOW SMALL.

FOR THE SAFETY OF ONE, IS THE SAFETY OF ALL.

 

WE CAN ALL HAVE A WORKPLACE THAT’S INJURY FREE,

IF WE EACH ONE COMMIT, TO MAKING IT BE

 

IF WE ALL DO OUR PART, AND EACH OF US SEE,

IF IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, – THEN IT’S UP TO ME.

 

Don Merrell

J.R. Simplet Co.

Don Plant Training Center.

 

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