Don’t Skimp on Safety

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I recently wrote a piece about backing up your computer’s hard drive. At the end, I mentioned that if you don’t have the money to afford a backup mechanism you shouldn’t get the computer because the risk of data loss is too great. You’ll end up paying more than you paid for the computer to recover your data (if it’s even recoverable), so going without a backup doesn’t make sense. The same logic applies when it comes to safety products and equipment. Skipping the safety products can lead to much bigger financial pain than simply buying them up front. If you want something dangerous but can’t or won’t pay for the necessary equipment, you shouldn

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5 Responses to Don’t Skimp on Safety

  1. Chelle says:

    The guy you know would scare the heck out of me too. I agree that if you can’t afford the safety measures when doing something, you certainly can’t afford the risks of something possibly happening!

  2. Gailete says:

    At least in your home, having things like a fire extinguisher and smoke detectors can reduce your premium a bit. When it comes to insurance premiums, any deduction is nice.

    I realize it sounds nutty, but as someone that grew up in the last generation without all the play time safety devices, somehow most of us made it thru childhood without helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, etc for skating and bike riding. I think at times we wrap our children up too much in cotton so they can’t get hurt, but getting hurt at times is what helps to learn safety and life lessons. I know when I got a use bike as a kid, if my mom would have had to fork out for a bike helmet as well (I don’t think they had been invented then) I would have never had the pleasure of learning to ride a bike and would have been denied the fun of all the hours of bike riding I had.

    Safety items for a home is such a tiny part of the all round cost of the house there really doesn’t seem like much reason not to have them, while safety things for our children can equal or be more than to items themselves and to not have that bike or roller skates without the safety devices can condemn poorer children to never having those experiences at all, and with that the gap between rich and poor grows wider. And yes I realize just how precious our children are.

  3. Bert says:

    Hello,

    Maybe you can take him to a center where people are recover form accidents whit power tools.
    Or take him to a center for hearing loss?
    Maybe you can let him see what it do when there is no protection/

  4. vhuifdsa9a says:

    Maybe you can take him to a center where people are recover form accidents whit power tools.
    Or take him to a center for hearing loss?
    Maybe you can let him see what it do when there is no protection/

  5. Shaila says:

    You are right, safety tools were created to protect you and not to annoy you. If you are at great risk of getting hurt while working, it is never wise to skimp on safety tools. Your safety is your top most priority, don’t risk yourself in order to earn money.

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