Workplace Safety Poems

Workplace Safety Poems

Looking for a novel way to promote safety – think about an emotional appeal using poetry

Don Merrell from J.R. Simplot is one of the most famous workplace safety poets and many of his poems and limericks have been used as the them for safety training videos and safety posters.

Safety Poems by Don Merrell

A collection of awesome poetry by Don Merrell from JR Simplot. We have published these with Don’s permission.

He is happy for you to reproduce and use any of the poems in any, non commercial, way to promote safety and to share them with anyone who might find them of interest or use. His only request is that the poem stay intact and his name and contact information remain with the poem.

  • Juan

    Hi do anyone have don merrel contact by chance or email

  • sangam

    great creation….benefited fo me.

  • jwala sharma

    Ol’ Santa was angry, turning red in the face
    “Who used my sled and brought it back, broke?
    Dancer and Prancer, I’m in no mood for your jokes!”
    “Honey,” answered Ms. Claus, with calm and slight grin,
    “the elves were out earlier, joyriding again.
    The sled’s beaten up and the reins a bit stuck,
    So for this Christmas Eve, you must take the truck.
    I’ll ask Father Time to put a hold on the clock
    To give you time to get everywhere — here to Bangkok.
    Give the deer the night off, but take an elf (or two)
    And follow my safety tips so you’ll know what to do.
    Driving a truck isn’t like steering your sled
    And if you’re not careful, you could wind up dead!
    Listen here, Santa, as I explain how to winter drive
    To deliver your toys safely and come back alive.”
    Santa paused a moment but then listened to his wife
    For ignoring Mrs. Claus could have cost him his life!
    “The first thing you should do is check out your ride
    Look over and under and around every side.

  • Roberta Torres

    Great Poems ..boost the morale of my employees.

  • narendra gokhale

    great safety poems that i read, and heart touching too.


    excellent poem like this only send every poem regarding all safety norms to my mail which i am sending you.very well done.

  • Albert Amen

    These are great safety poems and should be published for the general populace to read.