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Safety Quotes and Slogans

Updated on January 28, 2015

Mottos to Help Prevent Accidents

Safety is an incredibly important issue in any organization. Here are a few slogans to help encourage safe practices in your workplace.


  • A danger foreseen is half avoided.
  • A spill, a slip, a hospital trip.
  • Alert today. Alive tomorrow.
  • An accident can ruin your career.
  • An accident could be a one-way ticket to disability retirement.
  • As soon as you see a mistake and don't fix it, it becomes your mistake.
  • As temperatures rise, stay safety wise.
  • At work, at play, let safety lead the way.
  • At work, at home, let safety be known.
  • Avoid the worst. Put safety first.
  • Being alert never hurts.
  • Be alert, be aware, be alive.
  • Danger never takes a vacation.
  • Do you know how to report an unsafe condition in your workplace?
  • Don't be safety blinded—be safety minded.
  • Don't let safety take a holiday.
  • Don't lose your head: Read signs instead.
  • Have another day—by being safe today!
  • If the little voice says, "I wonder if this is safe to do?", it probably isn't.
  • If you don't think it's safe, it probably isn't. Stop the job and contact your supervisor.
  • If you mess up, 'fess up.
  • If you think safety is expensive, try ignorance.
  • If you think your safety specialist is a pain, try a leg fracture.
  • Ignoring a warning can cause much mourning.
  • Informed is better than deformed.
  • It's easier to ask a dumb question than it is to fix a dumb mistake.
  • Labels are no good if they're not understood.
  • Learn from others’ mistakes; don't have others learn from you.
  • No safety—know pain. Know safety—no pain.
  • Pencils have erasers—mishaps don't!
  • People helping people—lending hands for our safety.
  • SAFE—Staying Accident-Free Everywhere.
  • Safety—a small investment for a rich future.
  • Safety can distinguish you. Lack of safety can extinguish you.
  • Safety comes in cans: I can, you can, and we can.
  • Safety doesn't happen by accident.
  • Safety doesn't slow the job down, but mishaps do.
  • Safety: Expect the unexpected.
  • Safety first, because accidents last.
  • Safety has no quitting time.
  • Safety is about doing the right thing, even if no one is looking.
  • Safety is a cheap and effective insurance policy.
  • Safety is a continuing journey, not a final destination.
  • Safety is a mission, not an intermission
  • Safety is as easy as A-B-C: Always Be Careful.
  • Safety is a value, not a priority.
  • Safety is everyone's responsibility.
  • Safety is no accident.
  • Safety isn't a hobby, it's a living.
  • Safety isn't expensive--it's priceless.
  • Safety prevents meetings.
  • Safety rules are your best tools.
  • Shortcuts don't cut it.
  • Slip, trip, and fall are four-letter words.
  • Slow down! Your family will be waiting for you.
  • Step up and be safe, or step aside.
  • The only excuse for poor safety is poor planning.
  • The price of an accident is always high.
  • The safe way is the right way.
  • The stupid shall be punished.
  • There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth getting.
  • There's no such thing as new accidents, just new victims.
  • Unnecessary risks may leave you on the sidelines instead of in the game.
  • Unprepared = Unsafe.
  • What would improve safety on your job? Tell your boss.
  • When safety is first, you last.
  • Your accidents affect others too.
  • Your safety is everyone's responsibility, especially yours.
  • Work safe today—heaven can wait.

Prevention Precautions

  • A fugitive from the laws of averages—that's you if you don't use your safety gear.
  • A safer you is a safer me.
  • Accidents hurt—safety doesn't.
  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
  • Apply your good intention to accident prevention.
  • As screwed up as a bag of wire coat hangers—maintenance done without the MIMS.
  • Better to have two on the job than one in the hospital.
  • Better to tie off than to fly off.
  • Be a leader, follow safe procedures.
  • Be proactive—not reactive—towards safety.
  • Be safety smart right from the start.
  • Before using any new equipment, read and fully understand the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Before you do it, take time to think through it. Use ORM.
  • Being safe is like breathing—you never want to stop.
  • Broken tools can be replaced. You can't.
  • Don't be a fool! Inspect your electrical tools.
  • Don't be a fool. Use the proper tool.
  • Don't fix the blame, fix the problem.
  • Don't just preach safety, profit from it.
  • Don't learn safety by accident.
  • Don't let the light go out, wear eye protection.
  • Don't overload extension cords.
  • Don't put your life on the line. Think safety.
  • Don't take unnecessary risks, use operational risk management.
  • Double check to prevent a wreck.
  • Electricity can turn you off.
  • Expect the unexpected. Gear up for safety.
  • Eyes are priceless, eye protection is cheap.
  • Falling objects can be brutal if you don't protect your noodle.
  • FOD: This isn't your daddy's flight line.
  • Forgot your hearing protection? Forget about hearing!
  • Get help if the load's too heavy.
  • Get In S.T.E.P.—Safety Takes Every Person.
  • Get smart! Use safety from the start.
  • Hand in, hamburger out.
  • Hard hats, they're not just for decoration.
  • Hearing protection is a sound investment.
  • If you don't know what is going to happen, there is no way to stop it. Plan ahead for safety.
  • Is better to lose one minute in life... than to lose life in a minute.
  • It hurts to be unsafe.
  • Living with your mistakes is harder than you think. Wear your safety gear.
  • Make safety first, and make it last.
  • My job provides my paycheck, but safety takes me home.
  • Operational Risk Management—it’s not just for the workplace.
  • Operational Risk Management prevents accidents.
  • Organ donor—a person who doesn't wear his or her helmet.
  • Safety gear: two minutes. Risk assessment: five minutes. A mishap that takes a life: forever.
  • Safety glasses: All in favor, say "Eye!"
  • Safety glasses: Making foresight 20/20.
  • There's no face like your own, wear face protection.
  • Wear the right protective equipment for the job.

Road Safety

  • A fugitive from the laws of averages: A person who doesn't wear a helmet while driving a motorcycle.
  • A fugitive from the laws of averages—that's you if you drink and drive.
  • Alcohol reduces performance, impairs judgment, and increases the willingness to take risks.
  • "Anger" is one letter away from "danger." Drive gently.
  • Better late in this world than early to the next.
  • Be alert—accidents hurt.
  • Caution: I brake for stop signs.
  • Chance takers are accident makers.
  • Check yourself before you wreck yourself.
  • Crashing sucks!
  • Drinking and driving—there are stupider things, but it's a very short list.
  • Drive for safety.
  • Drive like people out there are trying to kill you, because they are!
  • DRIVE Safety - Don't Risk Injury, Value Everyone's Safety.
  • Drive with reason this summer season.
  • If you drink and drive, you might as well smoke.
  • Is better to crash into a nap than to nap into a crash.
  • Never check a gas tank with a lighted flare.
  • Pretend you are invisible when driving a motorcycle or bicycle, because a small percentage of people driving cars will never see you.
  • You can't get home unless you're safe.

Boating Precautions

  • Before you go boating, leave a float plan with a friend or marina operator.
  • Boat load limits: don't exceed them.
  • Boat safely: know before you go.
  • Bottoms up: booze and boating don't mix.
  • Operating a boat while intoxicated is illegal.
  • Personal flotation devices—don’t leave the dock without them.
  • Prevent boating accidents—take a small boat safety course.
  • Safe boating is no accident.
  • Three “B”s of boating: boat safe, boat smart, and boat sober.
  • Wear personal flotation devices. They float, you don’t.
  • When you're out on the water, don't forget the basics of safe boating.


  • A healthy tan is the first sign of skin cancer.
  • Avoid accidents, keep guards in place.
  • Avoid accidents, keep poisons locked up.
  • Avoid overexposure, pay attention to the sun.
  • Be visible when biking or jogging: wear reflective material.
  • Carbon monoxide is the "silent killer": install CO detectors.
  • Change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors annually.
  • Check your shoes—don't let your day slip away.
  • Children should always wear a helmet while riding their bikes.
  • Complacency will hurt you when you least expect it.
  • Do a pre warm-up and stretch prior to participating in any sport.
  • Don't leave safe habits at work, take them home.
  • Don't treat emergencies as normal, and don't treat normal actions as emergencies.
  • Dress for the weather. In cold weather, it's better to wear several layers of clothing than one bulky item.
  • Drink plenty of cool water to prevent dehydration in the summer.
  • Exercise at a comfortable pace.
  • Folks don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
  • For safe bicycling, obey all traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings.
  • Get a grip. To prevent a slip, use hand rails.
  • Get a medical check-up before starting any exercise routine.
  • Going fishing? Get hooked on safety.
  • Good habits will normally keep you out of bad trouble.
  • Good housekeeping prevents accidents.
  • Ground fault circuit interrupters prevent electrocution.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a professional before each heating season.
  • Have your furnace checked every year by a professional.
  • Health and safety, words to live by.
  • "Hey, wanna see something cool?" are the last words uttered before a mishap.
  • Home safe—not just for baseball.
  • Ice skating on thin ice can be deadly. Skate in supervised areas.
  • If caught in a riptide: go with the flow.
  • If the cord has a fray, throw it away.
  • If you can't find the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?
  • If you don't have time to do it safe, do you have time to do it with a man down?
  • If you don't think it will happen to you, find the person who had it happen to them.
  • If you're going to be stupid, you have to be tough!
  • In case of injury remember RICE—Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate.
  • Jog on established jogging paths where available.
  • Just because you always did it that way, doesn't make it right.
  • Keep cool in the sun, wear light-colored clothing.
  • Knowing CPR can save a life.
  • Leave firework displays to professionals.
  • Leave horse play to horses.
  • Lift with your legs, not your back.
  • Lifting's a breeze when you bend at the knees.
  • Light up your Christmas tree, not your home; use approved decoration and lights.
  • Look for age recommendations before purchasing toys, and heed the recommendation.
  • Maintain your bicycle in good working order.
  • Mixing bleach and ammonia can be deadly.
  • Momma didn't raise no fool—I use PPE to stay cool!
  • Move your ladder to avoid reaching.
  • Mow across the slope when using a hand mower. Drive up and down the slope for stability when using a riding mower.
  • Mowing and drinking doesn't cut it.
  • Never dive unless you know the depth of the water and the type of surface below.
  • Plan and practice exit drills in the home.
  • Play it safe in the water—swim in areas with life guards.
  • Prevent hunting accidents—know your target before you shoot.
  • Push, don't pull, a hand mower.
  • Remove jewelry before play to avoid injury to yourself and other players.
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors save lives.
  • Stay in shape, not only during the basketball season, but also after.
  • Still water doesn't always run deep—look before you leap.
  • Store guns and ammo separately.
  • Stretch and flex for your health and safety.
  • Stretch regularly and make it a part of your daily fitness program.
  • Take a safe hunting class before you go hunting.
  • The adage "look before you leap" is a life saver.
  • Trimmings used on trees or around the home should be non-combustible or flame resistant.
  • Unattended cooking means fire.
  • Use Christmas lights that have been checked for safety. Look for the Underwriters' Laboratories label.
  • Use extreme caution when operating portable gas heaters while camping, fishing, and hunting.
  • Use proper equipment for confined spaces, or you may find yourself in the final confined space—a coffin.
  • Use the right tool for the job.
  • Watch what you heat.
  • Wear a bicycle helmet to prevent serious head injuries.
  • Wear an approved bike helmet when you go bike riding—it could save your life.
  • When disconnecting cords, pull the plug rather than the cord.
  • When everything else fails, follow the instructions.
  • When in doubt, check it out.
  • When it seems there is never enough time to do things the right way, remember there is always enough time for an investigation.
  • When it's hot, drink plenty of fluids.
  • When jogging, run against the traffic flow.
  • While on a ladder, never step back to admire your work.


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      safety first 2 years ago


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      safety professionals 2 years ago

      Thanks for the nice quotes to manage the health and safety .

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      Hagan 4 years ago

      U need no consultation of oracles before u know safety. Good work done with a power clap.

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      SUNNY SINHA 4 years ago

      very nice slogan on google,it help to make my safety project.

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      peter idjoroh 4 years ago

      good safety slogans I love them

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      Kummari Raviteja 4 years ago

      this is very nice because it helped my project work

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      Kummari Anjaiah 4 years ago

      These are very nice. I don't know up to know these many slogans are there in Hub Page

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      sushma 4 years ago

      Very nice This helped me in my project Work

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      Katy 4 years ago

      Really good slogans; it is really helpful!

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      lucky 4 years ago

      INSPIRING !!!!!!!!

      very useful for me .

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      nice useful for me.. thank you

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      Great site that is assisting us to have discussions as part of our 10@10 daily discussions, this will keep us going all year - thank you

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      very nice thanks for help

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      do good have good.very nice I like this page

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      vybz kartel 6 years ago

      nice qoutes help mi a lot

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      ani 6 years ago

      really nice............

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      Idan 6 years ago

      It's better to loss a moment in life then your life in a moment.

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      Girly 6 years ago

      I love these add more please!!!!

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      Aliza 6 years ago

      I love it. The quotes here are really useful.

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      kalidas 6 years ago

      thank you

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      nidhi 6 years ago

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      I AM CRAZY BUT NOT 6 years ago

      i dont think this much have safety slogans thank u google &hubpages be a safety

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      ranjith 6 years ago

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      Francy 6 years ago

      I loved these! I just made one up ..Protect your head before your dead! :D

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      star 6 years ago

      this is amazing it helped me a lot

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      Vindog 6 years ago

      Safety Denies Injuries The Opportunity To Score

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      rojal 6 years ago

      This is very good quotes please note this quotes

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      Bala (Krishnagiri) 6 years ago

      Nice quotes

      please note it my quotes also

      If you are bad......I am your Dad...

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      Cgales Blake 6 years ago

      Safey Management is Actually Threat Management. Better Threat Management gives you better Safety Management. Safety Management is an outcome not a process. The process is Threat Management.

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      fire and safety forum 7 years ago

      no.1 safety comments from this ...thank you for this information

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      Ahmed O. Mansoor 7 years ago

      sAFETY IS ABOUT the importance of balance between production while doing the job safely. Ahmed Mansoor

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      srinivastunikoju 7 years ago

      Facts in the real world,every one needs them in every day, every minute,every second in life.EXCELLENT.

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      Seema Zaman 7 years ago

      Safey Management is Actually Threat Management. Better Threat Management gives you better Safety Management. Safety Management is an outcome not a process. The process is Threat Management. Seema Zaman (PIA)

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      dharmaraj 8 years ago

      nice really

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      Uneme 8 years ago from United States of America

      What an "all-in-one" advice to all, for all and at all times! Look at this line again "If you can't find the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?" More power to your elbow in your service to humanity.

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      rb11 8 years ago from Las Vegas

      There are so many good quotes to choose from, the one that hit me was "You always have time to do things right after a mishap" how true this is in so many applications, Interesting Hub.



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