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Complacency Quick Take on Safety

Quick Takes are scripts that serve as short safety talks to remind staff about safe work practices. This Quick Take focuses on hazards of employee complacency toward safety and prevention methods. Quick Takes help keep safety in the forefront of employees’ minds and demonstrate a commitment to safety on the part of the organization by improving safety culture. The Quick Take also offers an opportunity for employees to ask questions, discuss safety topics and develop solutions to specific hazards while encouraging communication.

Complacency Quick Take Training Overview and Objectives

  • Overview: Discusses employee complacency, how that can cause accidents and methods to address complacency.
  • Purpose: Alert employees to signs of complacency.
  • Preparation: Read and become familiar with this quick take. Change as needed to reflect procedures and personnel in your department.
  • Handout: Quick Review of Safety: Complacency

Supervisors typically give the Quick Take talks during regularly scheduled or informal meetings. To improve their effectiveness as a training tool, all Quick Takes should be modified to reflect the needs and situations of your specific workplace. Quick Takes are not designed to take the place of regular formal training.