You know that expression — trust your gut? It basically means, if you have a feeling something is wrong or unusual, you’re probably right.
It’s important to always keep an eye out for dangers that may sneak up on you — whether at work or home. And by being alert and paying attention to your surroundings, you can practice situational awareness wherever you are. At times, you may feel too busy to notice what’s going on around you, and that’s when even the most preventable injuries can happen.
Being aware of your surroundings can help you see hazards coming before you or anyone else is injured. Here are a few ways you can improve your situational awareness skills and keep yourself safe.
- Locate the exits, including fire exits, each time you enter a new building.
- Know what equipment or machines are running in your area at work or when out in public.
- Remind yourself to periodically look down, even if you’re standing still, so you can spot spills or debris on the ground.
Publix cares about your well-being, no matter where you are. Keep yourself accountable for avoiding danger and staying safe by practicing situational awareness at all times.
Congratulations on receiving a PreventionPlus Challenge Coin, Rifin!
Grocery Clerk Rifin Iferdieu, #1208, Naples, Florida, is proactive in preventing slips and falls. Every morning after unloading the truck, he grabs the dust mop and sweeps the entire store — making sure the sales floor is clean for customers and associates.
As of May 1, more than 100 associates have been recognized with a PreventionPlus Challenge Coin for helping reduce unnecessary shrink or preventing accidents or injuries.