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IS IT WORTH IT?

Next time you start out taking a risk, ask yourself if it's worth it.

Don't get me wrong. Taking risks is perfectly normal otherwise we will be a pretty boring lot.. After all, that's what life is about. You know, no venture, no success, like they say. Besides, I read somewhere a few years back that a thing is safe only if the risks are acceptable. You know, like flying, swimming, running, drinking or even eating, etc. Sure, we know so too but hey, show me what doesn't have an element of risk and I'll show you something dull and uninteresting.

So all of these routine human activities are inherently hazardous. As a matter of fact, you could come face-to-face with trouble yourself, if you do not obey some basic safety rules governing such activities. I mean, you could choke while eating if you ate too fast, too much, etc. Any swimmer will tell you for free too that the risk of drowning is accepted as an inevitable part of swimming. It doesn't matter how good you…

DRIVING AND TEXTING

Fewer things are more dangerous than texting and driving at the same time. The sheer thought of it should send cold shivers down anybody's spine. That some people do it at all just goes to show how much of a chance we're sometimes willing to take. Quite frankly, the two are simply not compatible.

Very often you read of motorists who got into some nasty preventable collisions because they just couldn't help indulging in sending a text while driving. Doesn't it make you wonder? Which is better? To arrive your destination safely or the alternative of ending up in some in some emergency ward somewhere? Must you send that text at that material time?

Why gamble with yours and other road users' health? How much of time do you really save when you embark on typing out a text while your vehicle is still in motion? Come to think of it, what is the big idea anyway?

Driving commits you to a certain level of responsible behavior, so your decisions and choices should match that …

TOOLBOX TALKS

Sending your work crew out to do a job is one thing but whether the task is completed safely and on time, is quite another. Because on the odd occasion something goes horribly wrong. What was supposed to be a simple, routine task turns out to be much more than everyone expected, including yourself, the Boss. You're left gasping and wondering what went wrong. How could such a simple task be bungled by an experienced crew? Bungled, you say?

But it does happen. And it has happened, so where do we go from here?

Good question. Where do we go from here or more specifically, where do you go from here?

Well you can start with getting your work crew together and have them discuss that so called simple, routine task at the onset. You see, if they know what is to be done, who's to do what, when, where and how? The end story would be a much happier one.

This is what is otherwise referred to by some as 'Toolbox Talk" by some. The idea being that if all the component parts of the …