Toolbox Talks Complacency

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Are You Too Comfortable With Your Work? Many people who have conducted the same work for years develop a sense of comfort as time goes by. When you become too comfortable with your work, you can sometimes put yourself at risk of becoming complacent. What does this mean exactly? Well essentially it means that you become so confident in your ability to perform the work that you sometimes stop focusing on safety. At times, you may be tempted to take dangerous shortcuts just to get the task completed. You may also find yourself going into “autopilot” mode. Sometimes we don’t even realize how complacent we are until we have a near miss or close call. Please stay focused on your task and follow all safe work practices and procedures to avoid a possible injury.