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50 Best Workplace Safety Quotes From Inspirational Figures

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Last Updated on 18 May, 2021
50 Best Workplace Safety Quotes From Inspirational Figures

Safety in the workplace is a concern that should be considered strictly and closely observed.

No matter in which occupation you are, safety at work is of vital importance. Employers should always ensure that all the safety advantages for their workers and workers should obey all the safety laws and guidelines.

According to the National Safety Council, a worker is hurt on the job every 7 seconds. That means 510 people are injured every hour, 12,600 a day, 88,500 a week, and 4,600,000 employees are hurt yearly. While such injuries have a severe impact on the victims, they may also have a massive influence on a business's profitability.

Given that backdrop, we are beginning to see a few new workplace safety patterns evolving for 2020. Now people leaving for work have to be extra cautious about how to return home safely. Every company is expected to provide a safe work environment with zero risks. The definition of workplace safety is now a holistic approach to employee well-being by integrating safety and health protection with accidents and illness.

Workplace Safety Quotes to Inspire Employees

Safety slogans and quotes can be great ways to inspire your team members in maintaining the safety rules. You can put them on bulletin boards and incorporate them into editorial journals that concentrate on workplace safety issues. The trick to making fair use of safety quotes is to choose the ones that are meaningful to your staff and simple to recall.

Top 50 Workplace Safety Quotes Of All Time

It takes leadership to improve safety. – Jackie Stewart

For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. – Eleanor Everet

Safety brings first aid to the uninjured. – F.S. Hughes

You don’t need to know the whole alphabet of Safety. The A, B, C of it will save you if you follow it: Always Be Careful. – Colorado School of Mines Magazine

An incident is just the tip of the iceberg, a sign of a much larger problem below the surface. – Don Brown

Work injuries and illnesses can affect every aspect of life for workers and their families. – Maine Department of Labor

One earnest worker can do more by personal suggestion to prevent accidents than a carload of safety signs. – Making Paper

Tomorrow: your reward for working safely today. - Robert Pelton

Danger gathers upon our path. We cannot afford — we have no right — to look back. We must look forward. - Winston Churchill

Deterrence itself is not a preeminent value; the primary values are safety and morality.- Herman Kahn

What matters in a workplace, what helps an employer if you've got an unionized workforce is if your shop stewards know the rules of the game, if your safety reps are taught to to examine situations to make sure the workplace is more safety. Better informed delegates, better workplace safety saves companies money. Unions are very good at safety. We are good at teaching delegates how to resolve disputes. - Bill Shorten

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy. - Martin Luther King Jr.

You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. - Marcus Aurelius

If you want to work out what a safety displacement activity is, take it out of the equation and see if it makes any difference. If there’s no difference, then whatever that activity is, it’s probably a waste of time. - George Robotham

Paper doesn’t save people, people save people. – Dan Peterson

I do care a great deal about the environment. Still, my real work and my greatest challenge are trying to overcome deceits that end up jeopardizing public health and safety. - Erin Brockovich

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. - Benjamin Franklin

There's no better policy in a society then pursuing health and safety of its people. - Ralph Nader

Check yourself before you wreck yourself. - Meg Cabot

Our motto is to work for peace based on social justice. Our mandate is to improve the condition, health and safety of workers, and our mission is universal. - David A. Morse

Safety is not an intellectual exercise to keep us in work. It is a matter of life and death. It is the sum of our contributions to safety management that determines whether the people we work with live or die. - Sir Brian Appleton, safety assessor.

If you put good people in bad systems, you get bad results. You have to water the flowers you want to grow. - Stephen Covey

Don't do something detrimental to yourself. In hurting yourself, you obviously do damage to you, but you are part of the team, so when you damage yourself via a poor choice, you are hurting the team as well. - Matt Forck

You are your own last line of defense in safety. It all boils down to you. - Kina Repp, workplace accident survivor and motivational speaker.

An incident is just the tip of the iceberg, a sign of a much larger problem below the surface. - Don Brown, Owner, Director of Software Products and Services for BasicSafe.

Error is pervasive. The unexpected is pervasive... What is not pervasive are well-developed skills to detect and contain these errors at their early stages. - Karl E. Weick, author, Managing the Unexpected.

At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security. - Jodi Rell

Working safely is like breathing – if you don’t, you die. - Jerry Smith

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety. - Aeschylus

Work injuries and illnesses can affect every aspect of life for workers and their families. - Maine Department of Labor

The following inspirational quotes are specially for the managers and employers. It will remind them of their roles and responsibilities in workplace safety.

If the owner or manager does not show an interest in preventing employee injury and illness, then the employees will probably not give it much thought either. - Rhode Island Small Business Recovery Program

If you are the proprietor or managing director of a company, you are ultimately responsible for the health and safety in all aspects of the business. - Forum of Private Business

Your employees learn by example. If they don't see you practicing good safety habits, they won't think safety is important. – Electrical Construction & Maintenance

Also read- 30 Hr Quotes to Uplift and Motivate HR Professionals

Many employees fail to understand that serious health issues can result from a poorly built computer workstation and/or bad work habits. The following quotes are about understanding ergonomic safety in the workplace.

Working virtually 100% indoors, in a seated position and usually talking on a phone, writing or typing on a computer paves the way for some of the top injuries ... to develop. - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

The best ergonomic solutions will often improve productivity. -

Alternate tasks whenever possible, mixing non-computer-related tasks into the workday. This encourages body movement and the use of different muscle groups. - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

The below workplace safety quotes are all from unknown writers. Nobody knows who said these quotes in the first place. But ofcourse, if you know who the original author is, please leave a comment at the end of the article!

Protect your hands, you need them to pick up your pay check.

Working without safety is a dead-end job.

A spill, a slip, a hospital trip.

Chance takers are accident makers.

Luck runs out but safety is good for life.

Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

Don’t learn safety by accident.

Safety is as simple as ABC…Always Be Careful.

Accidents hurt – safety doesn’t.

Know safety – no injury, no safety – know injury.

Don’t be safety blinded, be safety-minded.

Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent.

Safety doesn't happen by accident.

This article is written by Susmita Sarma, a digital marketer at Vantage Circle. She was involved with media relations before shifting her interest in research and creative writing. Apart from being a classical music buff, she keeps a keen interest in anchoring and cooking. For any related queries, contact

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