There are a couple of frequently used sayings concerning this type of behaviours such as “Haste Marked waste” and “The hurrier I go the behinder I get”. Another one which is more closely related to the safety of the job is “Hurrying up can Hurt”.
Many times, employees rush through the office or worksite because they are behind on their work or are late for meetings. Rushing often is a normal reaction to a stressful environment, but this behaviour may cause people to make mistakes.
When we hurry on the job, we accomplish little more than to increase our chances of an unsafeact happening. Hurryig on the job does not do much to increase productivity. Usually, its a simple way to get off the job as soon as possible. Hurry is the reason we forget to “follow the safety procedures”.
Sometimes when we think back to an incident that we nearly got hurt, when we review the circumstances of the near-miss, there is a good chance that the short cut really didn’t save any time and was not worth the risk involved.
Workers who are moving too rapidly through the workplace or who are trying to multi task as they operate machinery may end up harming themselves and their co-workers as well as potentially decreasing the entire workforce’s productivity and performance.
Lets look at some hurry up acts:
Not wearing safety glasses for a few minute job Eye at risk of injury
Breaking speed limit to an event Can lead to a wreck
Running not on a race track to meeting Accident via tripping
Walk past oil or water spills in a hurry Slip and fall
Carrying all tools up a ladder Tripping and falling
Furthermore, lets flip over familiar act or which you help fill up the possible resultant consequences.
– Truck exhaust without spark arrestor ————
– loading truck without using wheel choke ————
– Bumper to bumper driving ————
– Opening a bottle of drink with your teeth ————
– Not slowing down at a bend ————
– jumping staircases in a hurry ————
– not bounding a truck ———–
However, workplace mishaps can be reduced with the correct mindset and attitude by recognising four common errors that open door to injury.
Employees can get frustrated at poor proceedures, bad communication, wrong or insufficient materials and problems at home
This greatly reduces production and performance. A tired driver is said to be as dangerous on the road as a drunk driver, which illustrates the dangers of fatique. To avoid fatique, employees should not overlook or work overly long hours.
Rushing reduces the quality of workmanship and increase the chances of not following the correct safety steps to complete tasks.
It is inportant to remind employees that working safety is the first priority even if it means finishing the job later.
A false sense of security is the result of poor training and following bad practices which leads to accidents.
These mindset can cause or contribute to critical errors which increase the probability of injury: eyes not on task, mind not on task, walking into the line of fire, losing balance, traction or grip.
Job site safety is an ever present issue that is a contant threat in any environment and in any walk of life.
Accidents cost money. So if you think that meeting the cost of living is rough now, just imagine what it would be like if you had to face expenses without a full paycheck because of a work injury.
So both physically and financially, hurrying can hurt.