The 8 Habits are basic guidelines for safety in the workplace. They are:
4. Safe Work Practices
7. Emergency Procedures
8. Record Keeping.
Habit 1 Be Proactive
Proactivity is the key to success in any endeavor, and that is especially true when it comes to safety. By being proactive, you can take steps to prevent accidents and injuries before they happen. Here are eight habits that will help you stay safe:
1. Be Proactive: The best way to avoid accidents is to be proactive about safety. Think about what could go wrong and take steps to prevent it.
2. Be Aware of Your Surroundings: Pay attention to your surroundings and be aware of potential hazards.
3. Follow Safety Procedures: Follow all safety procedures at work, at home, and in your leisure activities.
4. Use Protective Gear: When engaging in activities where there is a risk of injury, use protective gear such as helmets, gloves, and knee pads.
5. Stay Hydrated: Dehydration can lead to fatigue and dizziness, which can increase the risk of accidents or injuries. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day – especially during hot weather or when you are physically active.
Habit 2 Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 2 of the 8 Habits of Safety is “Begin with the End in Mind.” This means that when you are planning any activity, you should always have a clear goal or objectives in mind. By doing this, you can better ensure that everyone involved understands what needs to be done and why it is important. Additionally, this habit will help you to identify potential hazards before they occur.
Habit 3 Put First Things First
The 8 Habits of Safety are:
1. Commit to safety 2. Identify hazards 3. Put first things first 4. Anticipate and plan for emergencies 5. Train continuously 6. Inspect and maintain equipment regularly 7. Encourage reporting of unsafe conditions and behaviors 8. Lead by example.
Habit 4 Think Win-Win
Habit 4 of the 8 Habits of Safety is “Think Win-Win.” This means that when you are thinking about safety, you should always be thinking about what is best for everyone involved. You should never be thinking about just yourself or just one other person. You should always be thinking about how to keep everyone safe.
When you are thinking about safety, you need to think about all of the people who will be affected by whatever it is that you do. For example, if you are going to be working with chemicals, you need to think about the people who will be using them, and how they might be affected by them. You also need to think about the people who will be near them, and how they might be affected by the chemicals. And finally, you need to think about the environment, and how the chemicals might affect it.
Thinking Win-Win means that you always have everyone’s best interests at heart when you are making decisions about safety. It means that you are never trying to take advantage of someone or put someone at a disadvantage. Instead, you are always trying to find ways to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Habit 5 Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then To Be Understood is one of the most important habits for safety professionals. In order to effectively communicate with others, we must first seek to understand their point of view. Only then can we hope to be understood ourselves.
The best way to understand someone else’s point of view is to simply ask them about it. We can do this by asking questions and actively listening to the answers. It is important to avoid making assumptions about what someone else thinks or feels; instead, we should let them tell us directly.
Once we have a good understanding of the other person’s perspective, we can begin communicating our own point of view. However, it is still important to remember that the goal is not simply to win an argument; rather, it is to find a resolution that everyone can agree on. By seeking first to understand and then be understood, we stand a much better chance of achieving this goal.
Habit 6 Synergize
Habit 6 is all about teamwork and achieving more together than we could alone. It’s the habit of synergizing, and it’s based on the principle that two heads are better than one. When we work together towards a common goal, we can achieve more than we ever could alone.
There are a few key things to remember when it comes to Habit 6:
1. We need to respect others’ opinions and abilities. Everyone has something valuable to contribute, so it’s important that we listen to each other and value everyone’s input.
2. We need to be open-minded and willing to change our own opinion if someone else has a good idea. This is how we move forward together instead of getting stuck in our own ways.
3. Compromise is important! If everyone always gets their way, nothing would get done because no one would be willing to budge on anything. But if we’re open to finding middle ground, we can make progress even when there are differences of opinion.
Habit 7 Sharpen the Saw
Habit 7 of the 8 Habits of Safe People is to Sharpen the Saw. This means that we must continuously learn and improve our skills in order to stay safe. We can do this by taking classes, attending conferences, reading books and articles, and practicing what we have learned. By sharpen the saw, we can keep our edge and be prepared for whatever comes our way.