You can never be too safe on the job.
But how about off the job?
Clint Ramberg, director of wind access for Spider, an industrial scaffold manufacturer, stressed a culture of safety in his remarks to attendees at WindTech 2013 Wednesday. The event was cosponsored by Windpower Engineering & Development magazine and Iowa Lakes Community College.
"Our company is concerned about the safety of their employees," Ramberg said, urging a culture of safety - not just on the job but off as well. "That's not just defined by what happens at work," he said.
"I try to embrace a culture of safety in every aspect of my life," said Ramberg. "Everything that we do impacts our ability to function throughout our lives."
Ramberg recalled three scenarios - all away from what one would normally consider the workplace - in which people suffered broken ankles. One was in a motorcycle accident, another was while hunting and another was a woman who tripped on a carpet at a convention.
"If you want to live a culture of safety then that's about it," Ramberg said. "You only have two knees, you only have one back, you only have two eyes. I want you to be safe in every aspect of your life - that's a safety culture."
"Be safe workers," he said. "Live the safe culture. Let that be who you are."