Safety Saturday

It’s Ok to Say I Don’t Know

When it comes to a high hazard activity being able to say “I don’t know” may be the difference between going home at the end of the day, ending up in the hospital, or worse. Today’s Safety Saturday moment discusses the importance of admitting when you don’t understand.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and admitting when you don’t know something or when you need help is a small step you can take towards avoiding stress, anxiety, or depression. There’s no shame in asking for help and a great team will have your back every step of the way. Saying “I don’t know” comfortably and with confidence is important to maintain a safe and efficient job site. Our workforce is a mix of ages, generations, and abilities. There are going to be times when someone on your job site doesn’t know how to do something. Be open to helping them, celebrate when they speak up, and create a culture where asking for help is ok!

We hope you’ll continue to observe Mental Health Awareness Month with us. For more information, check out Mental Health America or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Until next time, from all of us at the W. L. French Safety Department, stay safe out there.

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