136+ Best Safety Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational safety quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Safety Quotes

The future of the safety movement is not so much dependent upon the invention of safety devices as on the improvement of methods of educating people to the ideal of caution and safety. Walter Dill Scott

It takes leadership to improve safety.

Every accident is a notice that something is wrong with men, methods, or material. Investigate then act 

Safety brings first aid to the uninjured.

If the owner or manager does not show an interest in preventing employee injury and illness, then the employees will probably not give it much thought either. Rhode Island Small Business Recovery Program

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. Tom Clancy, Without Remorse

Deterrence itself is not a preeminent value; the primary values are safety and morality. Herman Kahn

At the end of the day, the goals are simple: Safety and security. Jodi Rell, former Governor of Connecticut

Safety work is today recognized as an economic necessity. It is the study of the right way to do things. Robert W. Campbell

The automobile has brought death, injury and the most inestimable sorrow and deprivation to millions of people. Ralph Nader, car safety reform advocate

I do care a great deal about the environment. Still, my real work and my greatest challenge are trying to overcome deceits that end up jeopardizing public health and safety. Erin Brockovich

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett

Safety is 30%. Common Sense, 80%. Compliance and the rest is good luck. Barry Spud

Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep you.  Benjamin Franklin

Better a thousand times careful than once dead.

Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless.

Safety has to be everyone’s responsibility Everyone needs to know that they are empowered to speak up if there’s an issue. Captain Scott Kelly

The safety of the people is the highest law.  Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you put good people in bad systems, you get bad results. You have to water the flowers you want to grow. Stephen Covey

No one is wise enough by themselves.  Plautus

Safety is never ‘attained’ but a work in progress in tension between ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practicable and the Precautionary Principle. Rob Long

Safety is a small investment for a rich future.

Save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.

Don’t be a fool, use the proper tool.

The real enemy of safety is not non compliance but non thinking. Rob Long

Safety by choice, not by chance.

Safety First is Safety Always. Charles Melville Hays

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

Not responding is a response we are equally responsible for what we don’t do. Jonathan Safran Foer

Heat stroke can kill, get hydrated and chill.

Safety is our first concern, not deadlines. Nothing will happen until everything is ready, and we’re absolutely confident. This will be a safe operation. Mikhail Manin

A great safety culture: when people continue to work safely, and do the right thing, even when no one is watching.

Don’t lose sight of safety. Always wear eye protection.

The outcome of safety is the sum of decisions and actions of the individuals in a workplace.

Let’s manage safety recognizing how humans are and stop managing safety the way we wish humans were.

Your employees learn by example. If they don’t see you practicing good safety habits, they won’t think safety is important. Electrical Construction & Maintenance

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

If you are the proprietor or managing director of a company, you are ultimately responsible for the health and safety in all aspects of the business.

Safety first, progress must. Every day is a safety day; safety has no holiday. Life is rare, live with care.

Safety does not come with luck. It has to be prepared.

Winter Weather: Plan. Equip. Train.

Safety is never a permanent state of affairs. Davos Seaworth

Our plans for the future descend from the past. Seneca

Safety doesn’t happen by accident. Jerry Smith

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection. Mark Twain

Our motto is to work for peace based on social justice. Our mandate is to improve the condition, health and safety of workers, and our mission is universal. David A. Morse

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.  William James

Work safely today. Remember, somebody expects you home tonight.

Precaution is better than cure. Edward Coke

Safety applies with equal force to the individual, to the family, to the employer, to the state, the nation and to international affairs. Safety, in its widest sense, concerns the happiness, contentment and freedom of mankind. William M. Jeffers

The real enemy of safety is not non-compliance but non thinking. Dr. Rob Long

It is my sincere wish and hope that the day will come when the protecting arms of Universal Safety will spread out over all industry and reach all the millions of workers who make industry possible. Charles M. Schwab

Safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. Eleanor Everet

There’s no better policy in society than pursuing the health and safety of its people. Ralph Nader

Nothing is of greater importance than the conservation of human life. Calvin Coolidge

Tomorrow: your reward for working safely today. Robert Pelton

If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt. Dean Martin

People don’t care what you know until they know you care. Corrie Pitzer

The future of the safety movement is not so much dependent upon the invention of safety devices as on the improvement of methods of educating people to the ideal of caution and safety. Walter Dill Scott

Occupational safety and health are vital to the dignity of work. Juan Somavia

Let’s manage safety recognizing how humans are and stop managing safety the way we wish humans were. Alan Quilley

Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it

The automobile has brought death, injury and the most inestimable sorrow and deprivation to millions of people. Ralph Nader

The safety of the people shall be the highest law. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The economic waste resulting from carelessness is appalling, but anyone who stops for a moment to consider the sorrow and desolation which is brought into thousands of lives each year by utter thoughtlessness must feel a new resolve to make a habit of Safety First. W. C. Durant

How employees manage health and safety in the workplace or how labor rights are respected are issues important for employees and investors alike. Companies can, and should, do good right alongside doing well. Tim Smith

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. Mac McCleary

You are your last line of defense in safety. It boils down to you. Kina Rep

Recklessness is a species of crime and should be so regarded on our streets and highways. Marlen E. Pew

Safety is not an intellectual exercise to keep us in work. It is a matter of our contributions to safety management that determines whether the people we work with live or die. Sir Brian Appleton

The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it. Dudley Moore

Working safely is like breathing  if you don’t, you die. Jerry Smith

The driver that you have to sell on safety shouldn’t be driving. Kyle Petty

If you don’t think it is safe, it probably isn’t. Jerry Smith

The speedway ends at the cemetery.

Safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. Eleanor Everet

To develop foresight, you need to practice hindsight. Jane McGonigal

Luck runs out, but safety is good for life.

To err is human. To cover up is unforgivable. And to fail to learn is inexcusable. Professor Sir Liam Donaldson

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger; Except for workplace hazards, if they don’t kill you, they can leave you with a life long disability.

To the everyday driver, we’d like to say that, anytime you’re engaging in something else while driving, that really does increase your crash risk by two to three times. Charlie Klauer

Do not think because an accident hasn’t happened to you that it can’t happen.

Faster is fatal, slower is safe. Amit Kalantri

Carefulness costs you nothing. Carelessness may cost you your life.

Certified stunt drivers earn a living, unlawful dangerous driving will earn you tragedy. Wayne Chirisa

Work injuries and illnesses can affect every aspect of life for workers and their families. Maine Department of Labor

If four or five guys tell you that you’re drunk, even though you know you haven’t had a thing to drink, the least you can do is to lie down a little while. Joseph M. Schenck

Alternate tasks whenever possible, mixing non computer related tasks into the workday. This encourages body movement and the use of different muscle groups. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

For every Drive Safely sign, shouldn’t there be a Resume Normal Driving sign? Robert Breault

I’m glad to see how young people are stepping up when it comes to safety. They are focused on safety rather than being told to be safe. It makes a difference when people own things. Scott Cam

Driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 and above is illegal in every state. Chuck Taylor

Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands. Jeff Cooper

The driver on the highway is safe not when he reads the signs, but when He obeys them. Aiden Tozer

You are your own last line of defense in safety. It all boils down to you. Kina Rep

At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security. Jodi Rell

If you don’t know, ask. Working with people is far better than working against them  always bring together all the people and information available to you!. Aidan O’Shannessy, The Block Site Manager

True public safety requires a collaboration between law enforcement and the community. Betsy Hodges

Check yourself before you wreck yourself. Meg Cabot

Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates. Alexander Hamilton

Accidents hurt, safety doesn’t.

Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor’s wall is ablaze. Horace

Any worker should be able to stop work if they feel there is a danger to continuing operations. Sean Lucas

Drive safely. Your family is waiting for you at home alert today. Divyansh Dixit

It costs less to be safe every day than to make one careless mistake along the way.

Find your speed, maintain your velocity, keep it up, keep it consistent, and stay in the pocket. Sonny Barger 

Think! Do it the safe way; do it the right way; do it every day.

Bad news travels at the speed of light; good news travels like molasses. Tracy Morgan

One is not exposed to danger who, even when in safety is always on their guard. Publilius Syrus

Speed is irrelevant if you are going in the wrong direction. Mahatma Gandhi

Confidence cannot find a place wherein to rest in safety. Virgil

It’s not the car you drive. It’s the driver who’s driving the car that’s doing the driving. Vin Serento

Don’t turn your back on safety, if it’s unsafe, report it!

It’s not how you stand by your car, it’s how you race your car. Edwin

All this health and safety talk is just killing me. Jeremy Clarkson

The crashes people remember, but drivers remember the near misses. Mario Andretti

There is a good chance; an accident brought you into this world. Don’t let one take you out.

Don’t learn by accident.

Your wife will spend your 401K; If you get killed at work today.

Hug your kids at home but belt them in the car.

If you think professional safety officers are expensive, wait until you see what an amateur costs.

Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer.

In case of fire, gently wake sleeping employees to prevent causing nervous shock. Then leave the building as quickly as you do at closing time.

Government’s first duty and highest obligation is public safety. Arnold Schwarzenegger

My job provides the paycheck but safety takes me home.

Safety should never be a priority. It should be a precondition. Paul O Neill

Every accident is a notice that something is wrong with men, methods, or material to investigate  then act.

I never thought I’d hear myself say it, but safety first! J. K. Rowling

Road sense is the offspring of courtesy and the parent of safety.

The danger which is least expected soonest comes to us. Voltaire

Safety is a continuing journey, not a final destination.

Better Safe than Sorry. Samuel Lover

You are the key to safety.

Concern for man himself and his safety must always for the chief interest of all technical endeavors.

When you gamble with safety, you bet with your life.

It matters little how much equipment we use; it matters much that we be masters of all we do use. Sam Abell

Safety doesn’t happen by accident.

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