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Quotations about Safety


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Welcome to the internet's first page of quotations about safety. Recently I've enlarged the collection by going through old publications in Google Books; I've come across many safety sayings from the early 1900s which seem to have been lost through the years. I've posted a bunch of them here — not only are they cool because they're "retro" but also they're just as true a hundred years later even though we take safety more for granted nowadays. The others are from various sources I've collected over the past 30 years. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g, January 2016


One earnest worker can do more by personal suggestion to prevent accidents than a carload of safety signs. ~Making Paper, January 1923, edited by E.R. Brown


Safety saves sickness, suffering, sadness. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s


Practice "Safety First" to-day: It may be too late to-morrow. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s


Do not depend on others for safety — Help yourself. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s


Every accident is a notice that something is wrong with men, methods, or material — investigate — then act. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s


Safety brings first aid to the uninjured. ~F.S. Hughes, c.1912


Your body is a big part of your capital: don't invest it in the "Bank of Careless Habits." ~State Safety News, September 1916, published by the University of Arizona Bureau of Mines


You don't need to know the whole alphabet of Safety. The a, b, c of it will save you if you follow it: Always Be Careful. ~Colorado School of Mines Magazine, Golden, Colorado, August 1918


Do not think because an accident hasn't happened to you that it can't happen. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s


Put your soul into your work, not your hand or foot. ~State Safety News, September 1916, published by the University of Arizona Bureau of Mines


Accidents are some one's fault. Don't let them be yours. ~Gary Works Circle by Illinois Steel Company, 1916 [Alternate: "Accidents are someone's fault. Be careful and they'll not be yours!" Also early 1900s. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


The motive power of the safety-first movement is a realization of the fact that lives and limbs need not be sacrificed to any desired result... ~The Anode by the Bureau of Safety of the Anaconda Copper Mining Co., March 1917


Cultivate a habit of caution. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s


Carefulness costs you nothing. Carelessness may cost you your life. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s


It is as much your duty to be careful and comply with safety rules as it is to properly perform your work. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s


Don't kid about Safety; you may be the goat. ~Gary Works Circle by Illinois Steel Company, 1916


When you say "accident" perhaps you mean "crime." ~Colorado School of Mines Magazine, Golden, Colorado, August 1918


[O]ut of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety. ~William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I


 
 
For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~Eleanor Everet


Safety doesn't happen by accident. ~Author unknown


"Safety First" is "Safety Always." ~Charles M. Hayes


Better a thousand times careful than once dead. ~Proverb


Precaution is better than cure. ~Edward Coke


As soon as you see a mistake and don't fix it, it becomes your mistake. ~Author unknown


Safety is a cheap and effective insurance policy. ~Author unknown


Who can hope to be safe? who sufficiently cautious?
Guard himself as he may, every moment's an ambush.
~Horace


Accidents, and particularly street and highway accidents, do not happen — they are caused. ~Ernest Greenwood


Prepare and prevent, don't repair and repent. ~Author unknown


Chance takers are accident makers. ~Author unknown


Hug your kids at home, but belt them in the car. ~Author unknown


It's better to crash into a nap than to nap into a crash. ~Author unknown


Luck runs out but safety is good for life. ~Author unknown


There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else. ~James Thurber


Accidents hurt — safety doesn't. ~Author unknown


Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it. ~Author unknown


The door to safety swings on the hinges of common sense. ~Author unknown


Working without safety is a dead-end job. ~Author unknown


Know safety, no injury. No safety, know injury. ~Author unknown


We now have unshakable conviction that accident causes are man-made and that a man-made problem can be solved by men and women. ~W.H. Cameron


Carelessness doesn't bounce; it shatters. ~Terri Guillemets


Safety never takes a holiday. ~Author unknown


Danger never takes a vacation. ~Author unknown


When you gamble with safety, you bet your life. ~Author unknown


If safety is a joke, then death is the punchline. ~Paul Laforest


Is better to lose one minute in life than to lose life in a minute. ~Author unknown


While on a ladder, never step back to admire your work. ~Author unknown


Hearing protection is a sound investment. ~Author unknown


To learn about eye protection, ask someone who has one. ~Author unknown


Safety glasses: making foresight 20/20. ~Author unknown


Your safety gears are between your ears. ~Author unknown


Broken tools can be replaced. You can't. ~Author unknown


Personal protective equipment is self-defense. ~Author unknown


Tomorrow: your reward for working safely today. ~Attributed to Robert Pelton


Unsafe acts will keep you in stitches. ~Author unknown


Don't learn safety by accident. ~Author unknown


If you mess up, 'fess up. ~Author unknown


Road sense is the offspring of courtesy and the parent of safety. ~Australian traffic rule, quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren, 1938


Safety isn't expensive, its priceless. ~Author unknown


Be alert! Accidents hurt. ~Author unknown


Alert today, alive tomorrow. ~Author unknown


Better dead sure than sure dead. ~Author unknown


If you don't think it's safe, it probably isn't. ~Author unknown


When safety is a factor, call in a contractor. ~Author unknown


Wishing won't keep you safe — safety will. ~Author unknown


Working safely is like breathing — if you don't, you die. ~Author unknown


The safest risk is the one you didn't take. ~Author unknown


Safety isn't just a slogan, it's a way of life. ~Author unknown



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