March 22 2020
By: Terry L. Mathis
The adage, "It won't happen to me," reflects the attitude and mindset of someone who has lost their sense of vulnerability. Realizing that accidents can happen to you and taking the proper precautions is what can keep you safe.
Unfortunately, the same phenomenon is at play with the Coronavirus. Many thought such a world-wide health event could not or would not happen to us in our own country and we failed to take precautions. Our lives are always at risk from several sources and we should constantly assess our risks and prepare ourselves and our families to meet these risks head on. At work, safety is more than not having an accident, and at home safety is more than not having a pandemic.
Terry Mathis, Founder and retired CEO of ProAct Safety, has served as a consultant and advisor for top organizations the world over. A respected strategist and thought leader, Terry has authored five books, numerous articles, videos and blogs, and is known for his dynamic and engaging presentations. EHS Today has named him one of the '50 People Who Most Influenced EHS' four consecutive times. Business leaders and safety professionals seek Terry's practical insight and unique ability to introduce new perspectives that lead to real change.