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Enforcing the rules


By Dave Murphy

Are safety rules actually enforced in your department? Do some officers/companies/shifts take them seriously while others blow them off completely?

In private industry where safety is taken seriously, they have a way of dealing with habitual safety offenders — they fire them.

Maybe we should learn from them. I do not advocate a witch hunt-type atmosphere, but it may be necessary to get their attention to show you are serious. A word of caution here: always be 100 percent fair in the enforcement of your rules.

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