Paying attention at work
When people you work with put your life in danger
How many times have you worked with people that make mistakes, that could be detrimental to other peoples lives, because they don't pay attention.
Our modern world has made people stupid with texting, blackberries constantly going off with the delivery of email, and voicemail are all making people dumber by the minute.
In the 2010-2011 year it was estimated that 171 people were killed at work, 115,000 injuries were reported, 200,000 injuries resulted in more than three days off from work, and 26.4 million working days were lost.
Work related injuries cost 14 billion dollars a year and most injuries occur because people DO NOT PAY ATTENTION or follow the rules.
Thousands of healthcare workers get needle sticks because they fail to use the safety locks installed on the needles.
Chemical cleaning companies lose lives and have serious injuries because workers do not pay attention to what they are doing.
If you work with people who put your life and others at risk for fatal injury or even death because they are texting, talking on the phone, answering emails, and checking their voice mail then they need to be reported.
My husband works around explosive chemicals and many guys he works with have lost their lives or been injured terribly because they do not pay attention. I would hate to think that any day I would get a call of losing my husband behind someone else's mistake.
Texting in the work place should never be allowed no matter what because it is an annoyance for one to hear those phones going off every minute and secondly because if your spending your day on your phone texting or on facebook then how much work are your really accomplishing.
Too many accidents for one year and too much money spent to pay for it. Everyone is guilty of texting from time to time but if you want your life or want to not be injured help those around you by not being the one who caused the problem in the first place.
Pay attention and listen so that everyone can go home at the end of the day and not to the hospital or a mortician.
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