May 13 2020
By: Terry L. Mathis
Ever wonder how that worker could forget to wear some basic piece of PPE as they started a task that required it? Ever wonder that while you were forgetting to put on your COVID mask before entering a public building? Just as we expect workers to automatically wear the required PPE, we need to form the habit of wearing masks, washing hands, and maintaining the minimum personal distances.While the world may be coming out of quarantine, the virus is not gone. We may need to take these precautions well into the future, and so we should form the habits of doing so right now. The real test of our performance in keeping ourselves and each other safe will be if the threat ends and we need time to un-form our habits.
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.