By Anonymous - 18/10/2013 14:29 - United States - Worcester
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That's completely professional. That's the logic behind pretty much all companies that involve true labor. When I worked at a place that built modular homes they had safety meetings all the time. While they didn't come straight out and say that, it definitely was the whole point of the meeting. OP's workplace was just a little more blunt about it. I really see no problem with it.
Actually on a lot of hiring forms, they ask questions like "How much do you agree with this statement: "Almost all work-place accidents can be avoided by the employee if he/she pays attention and follows directions" And they'll ask multiple questions about who is usually at fault in work place accidents to make sure they don't hire people who would sue them lol.
I am a trades person out in the field, let's just say there are many things here that can... Kill you if you don't pay attention. We have morning/pre-job and weekly safety meeting. We also have 3-4 safety forms to fill out a day and we have to refuse work if we deem it unsafe in any possible way. We have zero lost time incidents in lord knows how long, I'd say at least 11 months. So OP, sometimes companies have to really cram policies down people's throats for them to have safe work practice. Who cares anyways chances are you get paid by the hour. Relax and basically get free $$
But I'm sure they went over how to work safely plenty of times before this, 69. Like I said we had tons of meetings about usually the same shit over and over. It's all about covering their own ass so you can't blame them for an accident if it did happen. Maybe OP's company decided to just be straight forward this meeting instead of a repeat safety course. If OP was new working there then yes, it wouldn't be a correct way to go about it, but, I'm guessing they already covered everything at least twice. We had 3 or so meetings a month and it was all about shit we learned when we first started.
Still there should always be an air of professionalism, otherwise someone can claim that the company wasn't doing their job right, which is why someone got hurt or whatever. Yes the company could have gone over the safety courses several times, but that is no excuse for them to drop their professionalism.
19, there is no amount of money in this world can buy your healthy body back once you lose it. Imagine you lose a leg at work, and the company pays you 1 million dollars, or 10 millions, I would bet you still want to keep that leg and not the money. I've seen this guy recently lost one leg in his early 30s, two young daughters, imagine what his life would be. I would say this is win-win, for both parties' sakes, in the end, it's the one that's injured who has to suffer
Genius! We could solve all world problems this way! Poverty in Africa: Stop being poor! Terrorism: Stop being violent! Brilliant stuff, OP. This shit's gonna change the world. Hope you took notes!
I can only imagine that a lot of accidents have happened for them to have a presentation about it. Sounds like unsafe working conditions.