People working in manufacturing environment with a digital sign behind them featuring a safety quote

How can we make our workplaces safer? This critical question troubles many businesses whether their workers occupy office settings, warehouses or factory floors.

Signage has always been employed to promote workplace safety, but in today’s world, digital signage can enhance the effort of making workplaces safer like never before. One of the many ways digital signage can help is by featuring safety quotes, reminding employees of their part in keeping their work environment safe.

No matter how cliche they may sound, safety quotes can be effective in making sure employees stay focused on workplace safety, especially if they operate on a high paced industrial facility or assembly line.

Protecting workers’ well-being and accident prevention come with extra benefits for both the organization and its employees, as they foster a culture of trust and boost productivity.

Equipment handling, emergency procedures, ergonomics and hygiene guidelines are all factors that play a vital role in the professional settings. Improving on all these factors requires setting high safety standards by the organization, while participation and accountability is required by the employees in upholding these standards. Safety quotes can help you in simple yet effective ways.

What are some good workplace safety quotes?

A digital sign showing a safety quote

Safety culture isn’t built overnight, but with the right technologies and initiative you can close in on excellence easily and reliably. Below we will take a closer look on some essential workplace safety quotes that you can feature on your digital signs:

1. “Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent.”

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2. “Safety has to be everyone’s responsibility… Everyone needs to know that they are empowered to speak up if there’s an issue.”

Captain Scott Kell

3. “The real enemy of safety is not non-compliance but non-thinking.”

Rob Long

4. “Safety First is Safety Always.”

Charles Melville Hays

5. “A great safety culture: when people continue to work safely, and do the right thing, even when no one is watching.”

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6. “The outcome of safety is the sum of decisions and actions of the individuals in a workplace.”

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7. “Safety does not come with luck. It has to be prepared.”

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8. “Work safely today. Remember, somebody expects you home tonight.”

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9. “Tomorrow: your reward for working safely today.”

Robert Pelton

10. “Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.”

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11. “You are your last line of defense in safety. It boils down to you.”

Kina Repp

12. “If you don’t think it is safe, it probably isn’t.”

Jerry Smith

13. “Luck runs out, but safety is good for life.”

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14. “Carefulness costs you nothing. Carelessness may cost you your life.”

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15. “Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands.”

Jeff Cooper

16. “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.”

Mines Magazine (Colorado School of Mines)
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17. “Accidents hurt, safety doesn’t.”

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18. “Don’t turn your back on safety, if it’s unsafe, report it!”

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19. “There is a good chance; an accident brought you into this world. Don’t let one take you out.”

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20. “Safety brings first aid to the uninjured.”

F.S. Hughes

21. “Safety is a cheap and effective insurance policy.”

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22. “Safety should never be a priority. It should be a precondition.”

Paul O Neill

23. “Don’t learn safety by accident.”

Jerry Smith

24. “Shortcuts cut life short.”

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25. “Any worker should be able to stop work if they feel there is a danger to continuing operations.”

Sean Lucas

Final thoughts on safety signage

While achieving high safety standards is a multifaceted endeavor, the above quotes highlight simple and daily reminders that will aid in the pursuit of a safer work environment, help avoid accidents and build trust in your organization.

If you are ready to upgrade your signage and include these inspirational quotes in your office, warehouse or factory floor, Yodeck is here to help you set up and manage your digital signage screens easily and reliably. Your first screen is forever free, and we also offer a range of affordable plans. What are you waiting for?