By Rick Boxx
March 23, 2011
Personally, there have been times while standing on a ladder I can’t reach what I need. Rather than getting someone to hold the ladder, or get down and reset it, I have overreached, putting my safety at risk.
According to National Institutes for Health statistics, injuries related to ladder use per capita increased 27% from 1990 to 2005. Although the NIH did not speculate as to the cause, I suspect that many of those accidents relate to people overreaching or using their ladder beyond what’s recommended.
Proverbs 28:26 teaches, “Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.”
Whether it’s using a ladder or some other tool in your workplace, be prudent and wise. Don’t trust that you can overcome the odds.
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“Making Character First”
Building a Culture of Character in Any Organization
by Tom Hill
Founder of Character First
& Chairman of Kimray, Inc.