50+ Safety Messages of the Day

Workplace safety should always be a priority. By following these 50+ safety messages, you can help to make your workplace a safer place.

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Published 27 Jun 2022

What are Safety Messages?

Safety messages are brief instructions or reminders that provide timely, actionable information about safety risks and hazards. They are intended to raise awareness of potential risks, promote safe practices, and help prevent injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. They are usually posted in public places, especially in work settings as a way to prevent accidents and injuries.

Why are Safety Messages Essential in Your Workplace?

Safety messages are important in any workplace to help keep employees informed of potential hazards and how to avoid them. By communicating safety information, employers can help reduce the number of accidents and injuries that occur in the workplace, whether it’s in an office, a construction site, or a chemical laboratory.

Examples of Safety Messages of the Day

Listed below are safety messages and reminders you can share to keep your employees safe when working in various settings and performing first aid during emergencies.

10 Industrial Workplace Safety Messages

  1. Always wear safety goggles when working with hazardous materials.
  2. Follow safety procedures at all times when using power tools.
  3. Make sure your work area is tidy and free of trip hazards.
  4. Watch where you’re walking – don’t run in the workplace!
  5. Always use the appropriate lifting technique when moving heavy objects.
  6. Keep jewelry and other loose objects away from machinery.
  7. Don’t eat or drink near hazardous materials.
  8. Report unsafe conditions immediately to your supervisor.
  9. Wear the correct clothing for the job – no loose clothing or jewelry!
  10. Take regular breaks and stay hydrated while working.

5 General Office Safety Messages

  1. Always be aware of your surroundings.
  2. Do not leave your belongings unguarded.
  3. Be careful when using the stairs.
  4. Avoid working alone in a dark room.
  5. Report any unsafe conditions immediately.

10 Electrical Safety Messages

  1. Avoid overloading outlets with plugs.
  2. Keep cords away from heat sources.
  3. Inspect cords for damage before use.
  4. Do not run cords under rugs or mats.
  5. Make sure plugs fit snugly into outlets.
  6. Use caution when plugging in and unplugging appliances.
  7. Do not overload circuits with appliances.
  8. Turn off and unplug appliances in the office when not in use.
  9. Replace any frayed or damaged cords immediately.
  10. If you are ever unsure about the safety of an appliance, do not use it.

10 Fire Safety Messages

  1. Follow the fire evacuation plan.
  2. Know the location of the nearest fire exits in case of emergencies.
  3. Keep exit routes clear.
  4. Report any fires or emergencies immediately.
  5. Do not attempt to fight a fire unless you have the proper training to do so.
  6. Use a fire extinguisher only if you know how to operate it safely.
  7. Keep combustible materials away from heat sources.
  8. Make sure your workplace is equipped with smoke detectors and fire alarms.
  9. Test smoke detectors and fire alarms regularly.
  10. Plan and practice a workplace fire evacuation drill at least once a year.

10 Chemical Safety Messages

  1. Refrain from eating or drinking in the laboratory.
  2. Always wash your hands before eating, using the restroom, and leaving the laboratory.
  3. Do not touch your nose, mouth, or eyes while working in the laboratory.
  4. Always use personal protective equipment when working with chemicals.
  5. Keep all chemicals in their original containers and clearly labeled.
  6. Never mix chemicals without supervision.
  7. When not in use, always store chemicals in a safe place.
  8. Follow all safety instructions when using chemicals.
  9. In the event of a chemical spill, clean it up immediately using the proper safety protocols.
  10. If you are ever unsure how to handle a chemical safely, ask your supervisor for assistance.

10 First Aid Reminders

  1. Keep a first-aid kit near your work area.
  2. Learn basic first-aid procedures.
  3. Make sure all first-aid supplies are up-to-date.
  4. Learn how to use the first-aid supplies in your kit.
  5. Bandage any cuts or scrapes.
  6. Apply pressure to a bleeding wound.
  7. Treat a burn with ice or cold water.
  8. Use CPR if someone is not breathing.
  9. Transport an injured person carefully.
  10. Get help immediately if someone is injured seriously.

Tips to Create Safety Messages for Your Workplace

When creating safety messages for your workplace, it’s important to keep a few things in mind.

First and foremost, safety messages should be easy to read and understand. They should also be concise and cover the most vital information. Using simple language can help you effectively send your safety message across the organization.

In addition, safety messages should be updated regularly and include information on both general and specific hazards. It should also be visually appealing, so employees are more likely to read them.

Finally, it should be communicated effectively to all employees, regardless of their level of education or English proficiency.

Shella Marie Ang

SafetyCulture staff writer

Shella Marie Ang

Shella Marie Ang is a content contributor for SafetyCulture. Cultivating her experience in social media marketing, virtual assistance, and SEO has helped her create compelling content for websites and blogs. Her medical background also has given her an edge when it comes to writing medical and health-related content. She loves reading in her free time and being around other creatives.

Shella Marie Ang is a content contributor for SafetyCulture. Cultivating her experience in social media marketing, virtual assistance, and SEO has helped her create compelling content for websites and blogs. Her medical background also has given her an edge when it comes to writing medical and health-related content. She loves reading in her free time and being around other creatives.