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Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in News, Safer, Safety with Barry | 0 comments

Safety with Barry – SPIDER

Mexican Redknee Tarantula (Brachypelma smithi)Ok, I am not a big fan of arachnids however, sometimes during my travels, I run into something that is worth sharing. I take no credit for the catchy acronym, but since Spiderman is sort of like a Safety Ninja, I thought I would pass this along.

This works and it is interesting how many times a day you could apply this at work or home! When addressing a hazard use the acronym “Spider”. Here is how it goes:


Stop:  Stop yourself or others around you. Sometimes folks don’t see or understand the hazards around them.


Protect:  Prevent the situation from getting worse.


Identify: Explain/Show to the individual the hazard or ID the hazard by using signs or barriers


Discuss: Why were you doing that or why was that left that way? Perhaps the individual did not know any better?


Evaluate: Is there better way? What could’ve happen, how do we prevent reoccurrence.


Retain: Remember. Enough said!


Simple right! Here is a scenario for you to apply your new found safety spider sense!

It is late afternoon on Friday, you observe a new coworker standing on the very top of a 12 foot step ladder placing a cardboard box unto a 18 foot storage self just out of their reach. Below that ladder is another co-worker who is busy taping up boxes?   Hmmmmmm…..

Go Safety Ninja Go,

Stay Safe My Friends
Your Humble Servant
Barry Morris


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