Toolbox Talks About Complacency
Toolbox Talks: Make Sure You’re Not Complacent at Work
What is complacency? Well, it can be defined as self-satisfaction accompanied by the unawareness of danger or deficiencies. It’s sometimes easy to forget that our work has real danger associated with it. Perhaps you’re experienced and you’ve been working for years without injury — this may leave you with a perceived feeling of being safe.
With that said, regardless of the task you’re completing or how many years of experience you have, please remember there are real risks associated with our work. We all need to complete tasks with the highest degree of awareness. Just because we feel safe, does not mean we are. Be very aware of the dangers associated with the task you’re completing while at work. Adhere to safe work practices and procedures, and assess hazards thoroughly.