The top priority in the industries today is not how much but how safe , 'safety first' . Numerous safety campaigns are currently going on in the industry to avoid unforeseen circumstances . Safety has so many definitions according to the level of understanding . It is paramount to bring forth some of the definitions . < safety could be defined as ability to maintain good health condition in order to go back home the same way you resumed your day to day work . < Safety is the state of being safe and protected from danger or harm . < Safety is the act of doing the right thing at the right time with the right tools in a safe condition and safe state of mind . Safety in the Industry will be defeated if the following rules are not properly adhered to : - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) : required for working must be properly used . These include : eye protection , hearing protection , protective clothing , gloves , safety shoes , hard hats . Using those equipments listed above will to some extent guarantee safety of the personnel . - Never remove safety guards on any equipment for convenience or to improve performance . Guards must be in place during normal operation. It may be temporarily removed only when equipment is being maintained or required . - High temperature / high pressure hazards should be avoided . Such hazards include hydraulic horse of any pressure rating , steaming machine , and hot fluid of any kind . - Avoid going close to any rotating object especially when putting on loose cloth or tie . - Always shut down all equipments/appliances before leaving the office , workshop or your house as the case maybe to avoid fire outbreak . - Always watch out for lifting equipments and heavy duty equipments such as crane , forklift , truck etc. - Always keep your environment clean and avoid spill of any form . Spill could be as a result of human error or natural cause but it must be minimized by constant monitoring and awareness on liquid disposal . - Always put on your safety belt while driving and avoid making or receiving calls while driving . SOME SAFETY TERMS The following are terms which are common in safety report : - Unsafe act , unsafe condition , accidents , hazards , near missed , lost time injury , pinch point , flying object . To maintin high level of safety in the industry as well as in our daily life , the following must be followed ; * frequent medical check should and must be a routine operation for all the personnel to avoid breakdown . * Report cards or situation report cards must be made available to all personnels to checkmate safety activities . * Daily "tool box" meeting must be observed . * Weekly general meeting . * Monthly safety meeting . * Job induction must be carried out . SAFETY TIPS * Needless rush brings about endless worries . * Do not do the job if it is not safe . * Always use the safe route / path. * Always use the tools for the job .