Most people take everyday activities for granted. Unfortunately every one of us will become too comfortable going about each day as if nothing ever changes....and that is when tragedy strikes. Whether it be a minor fender-bender or a workplace accident, it happens at some point to everyone.
As a Safety Auditor in the Industrial/Construction fields I have enacted a Behavioral Analysis Method that can apply to any and all situations. It is a simple method of evaluating how we are engaged in our environment. We all become preoccupied with life's trials so take a minute, breath, and assess your actions.
What is YOUR Behavioral State?
-Interactive w/ the Environment & Tasks
Are you in a state that can attribute to an Incident? Or are you putting yourself in "the line of fire?" Not always does this mean physical harm, but could you possibly forget to turn off the coffee pot or not look both ways at a railroad crossing? It may seem minor to be rushing because you are a few minutes late to work or complacent because the paperwork unnervingly redundant, but that is when mistakes happen.
Take a few minutes, think about your daily routine. What could happen that may have been preventable?