Safety--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Safety—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


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38 Page Quotation Collection on Safety

This 38 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Safety. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Safety, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Safety:

Safety applies with equal force to the individual, to the family, to the employer,

to the state, the nation and to international affairs. Safety, in its widest sense,

concerns the happiness, contentment and freedom of mankind.

—William M. Jeffers

1967—Jayne Mansfield is killed when her car runs under the rear end of a tractor trailer. Since then, all trailers have a DOT bar at the rear to keep cars from going under them.

1982—Seven people die when Tylenol packaging was tampered with. Since then, it takes a PhD, channel locks, and a sharp object to get into a bottle of pills.

1995—A bombing using a certain kind of fertilizer, solution grade ammonium

nitrate, killed 168 people, so the government imposed severe restrictions on the purchase of that fertilizer.

2001—One person attempts to blow up a plane with a shoe bomb. Since then, all air travelers have to take off their shoes for scanning before being allowed to board.

Since 1968—1,516,863 people have died from guns on American soil. Gun violence kills an average of 168 people every two days! Now, the problem apparently can’t

be solved except with thoughts and prayers.

—Internet Meme

Go to a parent meeting on some topic like ‘Teens and Drinking’ and you’re likely to get an earful about how to keep your teen drinker safe. Teach her to recognize signs of alcohol poisoning in her friends; tell her it’s always okay to call 911; advise her to check in on conked-out partygoers every 15 minutes or so to make sure they’re just sleeping it off and not unconscious. The message doesn’t involve any moral or

emotional imperatives; it has to do only with not ending up dead or in jail.

—Caitlin Flanagan

Alternate tasks whenever possible, mixing non-computer-related tasks into the workday. This encourages body movement and the use of different muscle groups.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

An incident is just the tip of the iceberg, a sign of a much larger problem below the surface.

—Don Brown

It should be noted that the teaching of safety is far more than the mere inculcation of specific habits and techniques. The problem of safety is one of the fundamental problems of the human race and has its root deep in the psychological and philosophical bases for right living, so that a course in safety if rightly conducted is of far-reaching significance from a cultural and character-forming point of view.

--National Conference on Street and Highway Safety

The safety of the people shall be the highest law.

—Marcus Tullius Cicero

Safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.

—Eleanor Everet

Better a thousand times careful than once dead.


I’ve personally met up with quite a few legless, armless and other badly messed-up folks. There’s a whole lot of mighty serious accident contemplation going on in our hospitals. My observations have taught me that it is much better to think about

accidents before they happen than to brood on them afterward. … Personally, I’d rather be late for dinner tonight here than to be on time for breakfast in the next world in the morning. Haste makes waste of a lot of good human material.

—Irvin S. Cobb

‘Safety at home’ is an expression frequently heard. However, when we consider

the fact that home accident fatalities are exceeded only by accidental deaths from motor vehicle operation, and that nearly one-third of all accidental deaths

occur at home, the hazards confronting us in our daily home life are more serious than supposed.

--Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Free markets don’t provide safety. Only regulation does that. You want safe food, you better have inspectors. You want safe water, you better have an EPA. You want a safe stock market, you better have an SEC. And you want safe airlines, you better regulate them too.

--Michael Crichton

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