Common Unthinkable Risks

     Cash can make you sick. Bad handwriting can even lead to injuries. Balderdash you say?

     Just ask the Good Fairy or your guardian angel.

     It has been estimated that the odds of being struck by lightning is like 1 in 600,000.

     A more everyday occurrence is handling cash. Money that has been handled time after time has the same bacteria that cause gastroenteritis, sore throats, urinary infections, and food poisoning.

     Poor handwriting can even create confusion and mistakes. Illegible instructions can never be followed. How many times have we tried unsuccessfully to read our own notes?  A pharmacist who cannot accurately read a doctor’s prescription could lead to illness.

     If you were to guess the tool, which causes the most accidents, you might select an electric saw or some other powered equipment.

     Hammer is the #1 answer followed by the screwdriver. Screwdrivers?

     No kidding, there are thousands of reported incidents from hospitals about poor souls who stabbed themselves, used a screwdriver as a hammer, or turned the screwdriver into a projectile.

     There is something to be said for using tools as they were intended, having a strategy to control risks, and utilizing safety devices.

     Legible handwriting is a blessing.

     Cashiers who wash their hands frequently and don’t use the same gloves in the deli and at the cash register are smart.

     Countermeasures and safety devices used properly can manage risk. Focus on more likely misfortunes or those kinds of accidents that could be catastrophic.

 

Please think ahead or you may lose your head.                   ;<)

 

 

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Max’s Scout Services & Communications, LLC

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Posted on January 30, 2012, in Humor, Public Health & Safety, Risk Management. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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