Safety Housekeeping Video and DVD Excerpt: When we leave for work we do so fully expecting that when our shift is over we’ll return home safely. While at work we remind ourselves to watch what we’re doing. We don’t want any problems. We consider the things that could go wrong and follow safe work practices. Our goal is to prevent accidents, those that happen to us or our co-workers. That’s what good safety housekeeping is all about. What are the basics of working safely? Well, after we get a handle on what could go wrong we need to eliminate any hazards and have a contingency plan in mind should something pop up. We should also know how to use our tools correctly, that means safely. Standard work practices should be followed at all times. They’re set up to keep us out of trouble. Remember to wear the proper personal protective equipment. Without it, we’re just increasing the potential danger we face. We also need to know what we’re made of. We must have a feel for our capability and our limitations. We should pace ourselves to get the job done correctly, and without incident. We must always remind ourselves the importance of good safety habits.