So you can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound, but you can probably spot unlabeled containers from 75 feet while confiscating an extension cord and explaining how to develop an action plan designed to ensure everyone is safe if that tall building has to be evacuated! Yep, you are a safety professional. You, my friend, are a superhero.
Say it out loud—“I am a superhero! I protect people, I care about what happens and I make a difference!” The next time you are frustrated by a lack of support, lack of staff or lack of budget, remember that the simple act of being present with your workers and letting them know that you genuinely care means more than you will ever know. Embrace your hero status and throw on your cape—just be careful not to trip on it.
Speaking of trips, consider taking one to Raleigh where you can participate in one of our upcoming courses including:
Holli Singleton is the Assistant Director of Safety & Health Services at NC State Industry Expansion Solutions. In addition to managing the services offered by the Safety and Health Specialists, she develops and presents workplace safety and health education courses, conducts worksite assessments and provides occupational safety and environmental assistance to employers throughout the southeastern region of the United States.