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July 26, 2010

SMG SAFETY ADVISOR - Taka a "Time Out" for Safety

smg_logo"Time outs" are a common strategy for getting children to think about their actions when they've done something wrong. Now safety-focused contractors are requiring "time outs" of their own on worksites - but these time outs occur before something bad happens. They're usually referred to as "pre-shift briefings," but the concept is similar - take time to think about your actions and their effects.

Before the actual work begins, everyone involved takes a moment to review what needs to be done, consider the hazards and how they can best be minimized, verify that all the proper equipment is on hand and ask questions to clarify anything that isn't clear. Read more about this key worksite safety procedure from the safety experts at Safety Management Group, then browse safety slogan signs at

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