While these quotes may make you smile, keep in mind that any of the following would complement the beginning or conclusion to a tool box talk. In addition, these sayings are also a great way to wrap up any meeting.


10 Fingers, 10 Toes, 2 Eyes, 1 Nose…Safety Counts


“Kelly was a seaman, and his life on the water followed a strict routine, which meant observing all the safety rules that had been written in the blood of less careful men.”

Author Tom Clancy, Without Remorse


“For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.”

Eleanor Everet


“The safety of the people shall be the highest law.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher born in 106 BC


“Safety is 30% Common sense; 80% Compliance and the rest is good luck.”

Barry Spud


“One earnest worker can do more by personal suggestion to prevent accidents than a carload of safety signs.”

Making Paper, E.R. Brown


“Safety brings first aid to the uninjured.”

F.S. Hughes


“Don’t learn safety by accident.”

Painting, “Tragedy’s playground. Don’t learn safety by accident


“Precaution is better than cure.”

Edward Coke


“Tomorrow: your reward for working safely today.”

Attributed to Robert Pelton


Since we are on the topic of quotes, if you need a quote for safety products, services, or technology, talk to one of our safety advisors today.

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