Safety with Barry – SPIDER
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