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    Super Member JDgreen227's Avatar
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    Default My dad's favorite saying about safety

    Before he retired, my father was the chief of the Industrial Safety Divison of the Michigan Dept. of Labor, and as he worked up through the ranks from beginning as an investigator, he saw and reported on the aftermath of many deaths and injuries involving defective, weak or carelessly used ladders. He loved to tell people:

    "A cheaply made or unsafe ladder combined with careless use, can become one of the most expensive tools you will ever buy or use....."

    SO TRUE !!!
    Rather than worry about the things you want but don't have, be grateful for the things you don't want and don't have.

    I didn't plan to do much of anything today, but by noon I was almost half done.

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    Default Re: My dad's favorite saying about safety

    My dad's saying about motorcycles:

    " There's only two ways to ride a motorcycle-like an old man or like a **** fool."

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    Default Re: My dad's favorite saying about safety

    Mine:

    "Watch what you're doing, Steel doesn't feel pain."
    Rick
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    Pi are Round, Cornbread are Square.

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    Default Re: My dad's favorite saying about safety

    I tell my kids. "there's almost no such thing as an unavoidable accident"
    Tim.

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    Default Re: My dad's favorite saying about safety

    My Dad was in his thirties when he landed in Occupied France during the Allied invasion. He fought his way through France , and was sent to watch the Skyline Drive near Wyler in Luxembourg, for some much needed rest. They thought it would remain a quiet area where the 110th Infantry Regiment of the 28th Infantry Division could lick their wounds and recoup a bit. Unfortunately, he was caught in Germany's final drive in the Ardennes. He made it through, or I would not be here today, but not without scars, seen and unseen... He was a tough old bird, but he was fair and had a heart. I can't repeat any of his favorite sayings here for obvious reasons, but I learned an awful lot from his teachings, and the man himself... sometimes, I'm sure without him even realizing it. He was ALWAYS there when I need him, and i could tell him ANYTHING. He's been gone nearly forty years, and I still miss his presence and counsel every day!

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    Default Re: My dad's favorite saying about safety

    It's impossible to make anything foolproof, because idiots are so ingenious.

    Take Care,
    Doug in SW IA

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    Default Re: My dad's favorite saying about safety

    my wife's " Safety's free, use it generously"
    Thanks,

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    Default Re: My dad's favorite saying about safety

    My Dad's was alot like DOUGTRR2's ... "When you make anything foolproof- they just go and make a better fool!"

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    Default Re: My dad's favorite saying about safety

    Mine: "Rushing through a job will only get you to the scene of an accident quicker".
    Nothing could be finer than riding my JD790 in South Carolina!!

    2001 John Deere 790 4x4 with Model 70 FEL, 5ft International World Agritech bush hog, 5ft Wallberg BB, 5ft Frontier disc harrow, 5ft King Kutter II Rototiller, 5ft Cultipacker, 5ft Sitrex finish mower, Leinbach PHD with 9" & 12" augers, Leinbach middlebuster, Leinbach #11 Field Cultivator, boom pole, custom 3pt handi-hitch, clamp on bucket forks, Pat's Easy Change.

    Nothing runs like a Deere, or smells like a John....

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    Default Re: My dad's favorite saying about safety

    It doesn't take any longer to do a job safely because you only have to do it once - uninjured.
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