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This is your brain… this is your brain being safe…

By Matt King

Your head.

Your noggin.

Your thinking place.

Those are a bunch of synonyms or slang for brain, and if you didn’t know already, June is Brain Injury Awareness month. It’s a perfect time to be pondering on how to keep your pondering machine safe.

I know we go on and on about different safety tips and such every week, but the ones we repeat (and the ones we don’t) are important enough to do so. Here are a few tips on keeping your head screwed on tight…

  1. The hat is hard for a reason… If you are working in a construction site, or a job that would require a hard hat, then you should wear the hard hat. That safety requirement is there for a reason, and this applies to other jobs that require proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Wearing proper PPE can be the difference between a safe skull and a cracked one.
  1. “I don’t think I should be doing this…” If you think something is off, or wrong, then talk to your supervisor. Tell him or her that you are uncomfortable and feel unsafe. If you have any questions, then ask them. Asking a question can save your life.
  1. Be ALERT! While you are working, always be aware of what’s going on around you, while focusing on the task at hand. Be mindful and watch out for hazards or danger signs. If something comes up, stop and assess the situation, making sure to let your supervisor know of anything questionable, suspicious, or unsafe.

Do you know of anyone who has suffered a brain injury?

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