200+ Motivational Workplace Safety Quotes and Safety Sayings
Workplace Safety Quotes
Safety Begins with Compliance.
Safety Starts With Me.
Wear Your Safety Shoes.
Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident.
Safety Works When People Work Together.
Safety Rules are Your Best Tools.
Tomorrow: Your Reward for Working Safely Today.
Safety is a Cheap and Effective Insurance Policy.
Safety is Like a Lock but You are the Key.
Best Safety Quotes for Workplace
Chance takers are accident makers.
Don’t learn safety by accident.
Accidents hurt – safety doesn’t.
Don’t be safety blinded, be safety-minded.
Working without safety is a dead-end job.
A spill, a slip, a hospital trip.
Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent.
Safety is as simple as ABC…Always Be Careful.
Luck runs out but safety is good for life.
Know safety – no injury, no safety – know injury.
Protect your hands, you need them to pick up your pay check.
Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.
“It takes leadership to improve safety.” —Jackie Stewart
“Check yourself before you wreck yourself.” —Meg Cabot
“Safety brings first aid to the uninjured.” —F.S. Hughes
“Tomorrow: your reward for working safely today.” —Robert Pelton
“Paper doesn’t save people, people save people.” —Dan Peterson
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” —Benjamin Franklin
“Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.” —Aeschylus
“For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.” —Eleanor Everet
“Working safely is like breathing – if you don’t, you die.” —Jerry Smith
“Deterrence itself is not a preeminent value; the primary values are safety and morality.” —Herman Kahn
“There’s no better policy in a society then pursuing health and safety of its people.” —Ralph Nader
“Work injuries and illnesses can affect every aspect of life for workers and their families.” —Maine Department of Labor
“You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” —Marcus Aurelius
“Work injuries and illnesses can affect every aspect of life for workers and their families.” —Maine Department of Labor
“One earnest worker can do more by personal suggestion to prevent accidents than a carload of safety signs.” —Making Paper
“An incident is just the tip of the iceberg, a sign of a much larger problem below the surface.” —Don Brown
“Danger gathers upon our path. We cannot afford — we have no right — to look back. We must look forward.” —Winston Churchill
“The following inspirational quotes are especially for the managers and employers. It will remind them of their roles and responsibilities in workplace safety.
“If you put good people in bad systems, you get bad results. You have to water the flowers you want to grow.” —Stephen Covey
“You are your own last line of defense in safety. It all boils down to you.” —Kina Repp, workplace accident survivor and motivational speaker.
“Your employees learn by example. If they don’t see you practicing good safety habits, they won’t think safety is important.” —Electrical Construction & Maintenance
“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, Owner, Director of Software Products and Services for BasicSafe.
“If you are the proprietor or managing director of a company, you are ultimately responsible for the health and safety in all aspects of the business.” —Forum of Private Business
“You don’t need to know the whole alphabet of Safety. The A, B, C of it will save you if you follow it: Always Be Careful.” —Colorado School of Mines Magazine
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
“Our motto is to work for peace based on social justice. Our mandate is to improve the condition, health and safety of workers, and our mission is universal.” —David A. Morse
“Error is pervasive. The unexpected is pervasive… What is not pervasive are well-developed skills to detect and contain these errors at their early stages.” —Karl E. Weick, author, Managing the Unexpected.
“I do care a great deal about the environment but my real work and my greatest challenge is trying to overcome deceits that end up jeopardizing public health and safety.” —Erin Brockovich
“If the owner or manager does not show an interest in preventing employee injury and illness, then the employees will probably not give it much thought either.” —Rhode Island Small Business Recovery Program
“Don’t do something detrimental to yourself. In hurting yourself, you obviously do damage to you, but you are part of the team, so when you damage yourself via a poor choice, you are hurting the team as well.” —Matt Forck
“Working virtually 100% indoors, in a seated position and usually talking on a phone, writing or typing on a computer paves the way for some of the top injuries … to develop.” —Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
“If you want to work out what a safety displacement activity is, just take it out of the equation and see if it makes any difference. If there’s no difference then whatever that activity is, it’s probably a waste of time.” —George Robotham
“Safety is not an intellectual exercise to keep us in work. It is a matter of life and death. It is the sum of our contributions to safety management that determines whether the people we work with live or die.” —Sir Brian Appleton, safety assessor.
Quotes about Safety and Security
“Security is the chief enemy of mortals.” —William Shakespeare
“The way to be safe is never to be secure.” —Benjamin Franklin
“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.” —Tacitus
“Let’s put the safety and security of the American people first.” —Mike Pence
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.” —Helen Keller
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.” —Helen Keller
“No trial is so large we can’t overcome it together.” —Neil L. Andersen
“No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.” —Willa Cather
“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it.” —Henry Ford
“I can’t let safety and security become the focus of my life.” —Judy Blume
“At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security.” —Jodi Rell
“Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.” —Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“I will never, ever apologize for protecting the safety and security of the American people.” —Donald Trump
“When we talk about safety and security of the American people, politics falls aside pretty quickly.” —Bill Frist
“Surgeon general’s job is to protect, promote and advance the health, safety and security of the nation.” —Richard Carmona
“Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.” —Germaine Greer
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” —Benjamin Franklin
“The American people must be willing to give up a degree of personal privacy in exchange for safety and security.” —Louis J. Freeh
“Rich people have the potential to reach a point where they see money as the source of their safety and security.” —Andy Stanley
“President Trump’s made it clear that his administration is going to put the safety and security of the American people first.” —Mike Pence
“Donald Trump is not a serious kind of candidate. We need someone that thinks this through. That can lead our country to safety and security.” —Jeb Bush
“If I’m vice president of the United States and Donald Trump is president, we’re going to put the safety and security of the American people first.” —Mike Pence
“We will never have real safety and security for wage earners unless we provide for safety and security for the wage payers and wage savers.” —William J. H. Boetcker
“I’m a grandmother and like every grandmother, I worry about the safety and security of my grandchildren, but my worries are not the same as black grandmothers.” —Hillary Clinton
“Now our job, our duty, our responsibility to ensure the safety and security of our citizens cannot be complete unless we guarantee health care security for our citizens.” —Tom Vilsack
“The true credit for our safety and security goes to our men and women who are serving in places like Iraq and Afghanistan in the global war on terrorism.” —Asa Hutchinson
“Everyone has values, and values their family, values their health, their sanity, their safety and security, and their families, their parents, their children, their pets, their environments, well-being in general.” —Surya Das
“What is Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton done to this country? That the most basic responsibility of an administration is to protect the safety and security of the American people.” —Chris Christie
“Anything can go away. There’s no such thing as safety and security. You can do things that give you the illusion of safety and security, but there’s really no such thing.” —Will Smith
“I don’t want expensive gifts; I don’t want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure.” —Princess Diana
“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” —Henry Ford
“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.” —Nelson Mandela
“State violence operating under the guise of personal safety and security, while parading as a bulwark of democracy, actually does the opposite and cancels out democracy as the incommensurable sharing of existence that makes the political possible.” —Henry Giroux
“Firefighters are essential to the safety and security of our local communities. We owe it to these men and women to provide them with better training and equipment so they can do their jobs more effectively and safely.” —Carl Levin
“In this post 9-11 world we live in, it is critical we take steps to improve the safety and security of the Trucking Industry which has proven to be our most mobile and flexible mode of transporting goods.” —Zach Wamp
“The United States armed forces and coalition troops deserve recognition and support for their work to remove Saddam Hussein from power, and ensure the safety and security of the American people, civilians abroad, and the people of Iraq.” —Mark Kennedy
“When you are faced with a test of faith, stay within the safety and security of the household of God. There is always a place for you here. No trial is so large we can’t overcome it together.” —Neil L. Andersen
“The original American patriots were those individuals brave enough to resist with force the oppressive power of King George… Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security.” —Ron Paul
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” —Helen Keller
“In fact, in Indiana we suspended the Syrian refugee program in the wake of the terrorist attack. We have no higher priority than the safety and security of the people of this country, and Donald Trump is right to articulate that view.” —Mike Pence
“I don’t think anybody can take the word of Saddam Hussein and his regime, and certainly an American president and allies who are obligated to worry about the safety and security of our countries, cannot take the word of this dictator, who lies, pathologically lies.” —Condoleezza Rice
“Our task was not to conduct a full-fledged military operation there [in Crimea], but it was to ensure people’s safety and security and a comfortable environment to express their will. We did that. But it would not have been possible without the Crimeans’ own strong resolution.” —Vladimir Putin
“President Trump has no higher priority than the safety and security of the American people. And he made it clear in this election, particularly in the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris where individuals had used a refugee program to gain access to that country.” —Mike Pence
“In the course of 25 years, we have developed a constructive relationship with Mexico that was nonexistent before. During the last eight to 10 years there have been continued efforts which have resulted in a strategic alliance with the Mexicans and improved safety and security at the border.” —Alan Bersin
“I want to be very clear – whenever it is possible to capture a suspected terrorist, it is the unqualified preference of the Administration to take custody of that individual so we can obtain information that is vital to the safety and security of the American people.” —John O. Brennan
“I am, however, deeply saddened by this [Brexit] vote by the British electorate. But I respect their decision. What is crucial now is that we focus very precisely on what Europe can do for people: stimulate investment, create jobs and together ensure the safety and security of our citizens.” —Jean-Claude Juncker
“We need a president who is going to understand what actionable intelligence looks like and act on it. And we need a president and a cabinet who understands that the first and most important priority of the president of the United States is to protect the safety and security of Americans.” —Chris Christie
“Such a man the times have demanded, and such, in the providence of God was given us. But he is gone. Let us strive to deserve, as far as mortals may, the continued care of Divine Providence, trusting that, in future national emergencies, He will not fail to provide us the instruments of safety and security.” —Abraham Lincoln
“Having been a governor and now having the privilege to serve as vice president, it heartens me to know the passion that President Trump has for ensuring our system of immigration, the way people come into this country is operated in a way that puts safety and security and the well-being of every American, regardless of their race or creed, first and foremost.” —Mike Pence
“The first objective of our national government is to provide for the common defense. And President Donald Trump has no higher priority than the safety and security of the American people. And the possession of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles in the hands of a regime that routinely threatens the people of the United States of America and our allies is just simply unacceptable.” —Mike Pence
“The difficulty is the levels of secrecy we had to maintain around the project at all different times. We had to keep it a secret while making it so we could move under the radar so we could get the stories. Before it came out we had to keep it on lock down to protect the safety and security of some people who appear in the film.” —Amy Ziering
“You get married, you start having responsibilities. It’s really hard if your dream hasn’t caught some traction by the time you’re in your mid-to-late 20s. You want to provide for your family. I would say, the majority of people fall in that boat. They want to do something, but life gets in the way. And they’re like “well, I’m going to get this job, and have safety and security.” —Jeremy Coon
“Through my time in the military and my deployments, I have recognized the importance of having a Commander in Chief who will not only go after those who threaten the safety and security of the American people, but who will also exercise good judgment and foresight in stopping these failed interventionist wars of regime change that have cost our country so much in human lives, untold suffering, and trillions of dollars.” —Tulsi Gabbard
“To seek Truth is automatically a calling for the innate dissident and the subversive; how many are willing to give up safety and security for the perilous life of the spiritual revolutionary? How many are willing to truly learn that their own cherished concepts are wrong? Striking provocative or mysterious poses in the safety of Internet [social media] is far easier than taking the risks involved in the hard work of genuine initiation.” —Zeena Schreck
“I am a man of peace. I am longing and working and praying for peace, but I will not surrender the safety and security of the British constitution. You placed me in power eighteen months ago by the largest majority accorded to any party for many, many years. Have I done anything to forfeit that confidence? Cannot you trust me to ensure a square deal to secure even justice between man and man?” —Stanley Baldwin
“Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for you are with me.” —George W. Bush
“Two ideas are psychologically deep-rooted in man: self-protection and self-preservation. For self-protection man has created God, on whom he depends for his own protection, safety and security, just as a child depends on its parent. For self-preservation man has conceived the idea of an immortal Soul or Atman, which will live eternally. In his ignorance, weakness, fear, and desire, man needs these two things to console himself. Hence he clings to them deeply and fanatically.” —Walpola Rahula
“We have been at the matter of police pay for some time. Indeed, the Minister of Safety and Security and the National Commissioner of Police have raised this matter. Treasury has been looking at it and the Public Service and Administration Minister has been looking at it. It is a matter with which we are engaged, the salaries issue, as well as the resource question with regard to vehicles and, and all other matters, including the skills issues.” —Thabo Mbeki
“Whensoever, therefore, the legislative shall transgress this fundamental rule of society, and either by ambition, fear, folly, or corruption, endeavour to grasp themselves, or put into the hands of any other, an absolute power over the lives, liberties, and estates of the people, by this breach of trust they forfeit the power the people had put into the hands… and it devolves to the people, who have a right to resume their original liberty, and… Provide for their own safety and security.” —John Locke
“But let it not be said that we did nothing. Let not those who love the power of the welfare/warfare state label the dissenters of authoritarianism as unpatriotic or uncaring. Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security. Understanding the magnificent rewards of a free society makes us unbashful in its promotion, fully realizing that maximum wealth is created and the greatest chance for peace comes from a society respectful of individual liberty.” —Ron Paul
“To have faith requires courage, the ability to take a risk, the readiness even to accept pain and disappointment. Whoever insists on safety and security as primary conditions of life cannot have faith; whoever shuts himself off in a system of defense, where distance and possession are his means of security, makes himself a prisoner. To be loved, and to love, need courage, the courage to judge certain values as of ultimate concern – and to take the jump and to stake everything on these values.” —Erich Fromm
“When a man touches a woman’s body, he is not just touching her body. It goes MUCH DEEPER than that for a woman. He is touching parts of her soul-parts as diverse as how she feels about being a grandmother someday, to what is her favorite ice cream, to how much she loves her pet, and to her opinion of how the current President is governing. The man wants a sexual encounter and love is far from his mind; she desires permanence, commitment, safety, and security.” —Jim Anderson
“It is within the sanctuary of the Church that we protect our faith. Meeting together with others who believe, we pray and find answers to our prayers; we worship through music, share testimony of the Savior, serve one another, and feel the Spirit of the Lord. We partake of the sacrament, receive the blessings of the priesthood, and attend the temple. . . When you are faced with a test of faith, stay within the safety and security of the household of God. There is always a place for you here. No trial is so large we can’t overcome it together.” —Neil L. Andersen
Safety Quotes and Sayings
“Obscurity often brings safety.” —Aesop
“Safety is from God alone.” —Motto
“There is safety in numbers.” —Proverb
“Precaution is better than cure.” —Edward Coke
“Safety isn’t expensive, its priceless.” — Jerry Smith
“Safety First is Safety Always.” —Charles M. Hayes
“The best safety lies in fear.” —William Shakespeare
“Safety’s just danger, out of place.” —Harry Connick
“The trodden path is the safest.” —Legal Maxim
“He that’s secure is not safe.” —Benjamin Franklin
“There is always safety in valor.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Better a thousand times careful than once dead.” —Proverb
“It is better to be safe than sorry.” —American Proverb
“Where there are many counsellors there is safety.” —Edward Coke
“Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.” —Aesop
“The tongue is safe; even among thirty teeth.” —Indian Proverb
“Government’s first duty and highest obligation is public safety.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger
“If you don’t think it’s safe, it probably isn’t.” — Jerry Smith
“Choosing safety is a choice of life over career.” —Warren Farrell
“The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.” —Goethe
“There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else.” —James Thurber
“Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.” —William Shakespeare
“The safety of the people shall be the highest law.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero
“One can go back toward safety or forward toward growth.” —Abraham H. Maslow
“Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct.” —Alexander Hamilton
“Don’t play for safety – it’s the most dangerous thing in the world.” —Hugh Walpole
“The only safety for the conquered is to expect no safety.” —Publius Vergilius Maro Virgil
“The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.” —Dudley Moore
“The horse is prepared against the day of battle, but safety is of the Lord.” —Bible
“It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear.” —Edward H. Harriman
“Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands.” —Jeff Cooper
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” —John A Shedd
“Who can hope to be safe’ who sufficiently cautious’ Guard himself as he may, every moment’s an ambush.” —Horace
“Insisting on perfect safety is for people who don’t have the balls to live in the real world.” —Mary Shafer
“We must respect the past and mistrust the present if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.” —Joseph Joubert
“Safety is understanding, it is an attitude of mind? It is not necessarily a simply following of rules or directions.” —Garry Richards
“One could not always put safety up front as the prime goal. Do that, and who would ever achieve anything of note?” —Jack Mcdevitt
“A lot of the people who keep a gun at home for safety are the same ones who refuse to wear a seat belt.” —George Carlin
“The safety and happiness of society are the objects at which all political institutions aim, and to which all such institutions must be sacrificed.” —James Madison
“Safety is a common denominator across all aspects of life, hence knowledge should always be shared. It is not a matter for industry it is a matter for humanity.” —Doug Bourne
“Safety is in Heaven. Put your values there only; put your heart there. No tears are there to flood your heart, no sorrows there to break it, no losses there to grieve and embitter.” —Edward Mckendree Bounds
“There’s an old saying that if you think safety is expensive, try an accident. Accidents cost a lot of money. And, not only in damage to plant and in claims for injury, but also in the loss of the company’s reputation.” —Dr Trevor Kletz