STOP. THINK. PREVENT. BLOG.
Sometimes the message doesn't get through the way you want it to...
Today I blogged two examples of the use of the Stop Think Prevent message...one from Gordy Koch in Wisconsin, the other from Cal Beyer in Seattle...here's what they said (somehow got lost when I hit "publish" last time):
As promised, attached is a copy of a client's newsletter for which I write a regular column. I regret that they did not directly credit you as I requested for using Stop.Think.Prevent. in the article.
It was a very nice add to my column, even though the focus this month was not on fall prevention. Thanks again for all you do and for allowing me to use your promotion.
To which I responded:
Gordy, thank you. This is exactly how I intend the thought process and the message to get out.
There are so many of us trying our hardest to come up with meaningful and effective ways to motivate safe behaviors. Each of us has a unique way of expressing ourselves, and very specific environments that we work in. Changing the approach, or the terminology, helps us be heard and understood.
But at the end of the day, the message can be boiled down to three simple steps.
Stop. Take a moment. Don't move past that "question mark"...
Think. Use your knowledge. Common sense. Training. Consider the downside on the other side of that "question mark"...
Prevent. Apply the aforementioned time and knowledge to a plan. Remove the "question mark"...
It can be that simple.
And with hundreds (thousands?) of us applying the same simple mantra, we may just save a life...
Awesome. Thanks for your help, and for your passion.
Stay in touch my friend!
And Cal said:
Please see the cover of the Fall Protection PPE Inspection Record my team and I developed.
We used YOUR iconic sticker from Stop. Think. Prevent.
Thank you for the inspiration!
It's as easy as that - if you think the message works, use it. It doesn't cost a penny. But if you want to help us spread the word far and wide, you are welcome to become a patron! It does take us time, website fees, hosting, marketing dollars...indeed, every penny counts.
Be a part of the changing paradigm.
Spread the word. Simplify the process.
And send us examples of how YOU have implemented Stop. Think. Prevent!
One is Too Many. Stop. Think.