There is no shortage of safety slogans to be found in workplaces around the world. Some these sayings and slogans are great, others not so much. We have all seen the posters with cheesy safety messages posted in a workplace, and we even put some on our list in case someone wants to use them. That being said, we did remove a lot of the “fluff” you will find on similar lists found across the web in an effort to not waste your time.
In this list of top safety slogans, safety messages, and safety sayings you will most likely find a few that will be practical to use in your workplace. There is a wide array of slogans posted on here due to the varying needs of safety professionals. Scan the section headers to find classic safety slogans, industry-specific topics, funny safety messages, safety sayings that rhyme, and more.
Safety slogans can be a great way to remind employees to work safely. While OSHA does not directly require the use of safety slogans, they can be used as a small extension of safety training or safety messages shared in toolbox meetings. The important thing to remember about safety slogans or sayings is that they should be reinforcing important safety behaviors or lessons that are discussed in more detail with employees. If used on their own, they are not a safeguard or a fix to workplace safety issues.
This post will be continually updated with new safety sayings and slogans that can be used for safety trainings, safety posters, or newsletters. If you have not already, check out our post on using Canva to create free safety materials such as posters and newsletters! You can take the sayings and slogans provided in this post and make quality safety resources for your employees in the matter of minutes! The above banner image for this post was created in Canva in just a few minutes.
10 of the Best Safety Slogans
Zero injuries does not indicate the presence of safety.
Every task, the right way, every time.
Invest in tomorrow- work safe today.
Every employee has the right to stop work.
Working safe does not happen by accident.
Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Safety by choice, not by chance.
Safety does not rely on luck.
Prepare to prevent negative outcomes.
A safe workplace is a productive workplace.
Classic Safety Slogans
All injuries are preventable.
Not speaking up is granting permission.
Speak up to save a life.
Look up and live. (Referring to overhead hazards)
Never take safety for granted.
How would a severe injury change your life?
Safety does not occur by accident.
Proactive safety measures yield better outcomes than hopeful medical treatment.
Safety is as easy as ABC- Always Be Careful.
Safety first, to last in life.
Safety isn’t permanent.
Safety requires ongoing efforts.
Do not seek to place blame, seek to find solutions.
Do what is right, not what is easy.
Plan ahead to put safety first.
Safety of people comes before the production of goods.
Just because you have always done it that way does not make it right.
Stop, think, then act.
Safety starts with me.
Alert today, alive tomorrow.
Hazards- recognize and mitigate.
Precaution is better than cure.
There is no rush- unless you want to be injured.
Everyone is responsible for safety on the job.
Safety is a state of mind.
Safety – did it, done it, doing it tomorrow.
Report all injuries no matter how small.
Work together, work safely.
Stop accidents before they stop you.
Better safe than sorry.
Safety is the priority. Quality is the standard.
An injury today could mean no work tomorrow.
A hazard mitigated today can mean an injury prevented tomorrow.
A near miss reported today is an accident prevented tomorrow.
Safety first is safety always.
You are the key to your safety.
Safety isn’t expensive, it is priceless.
Prepare to prevent.
Safety rules are your best tools.
Short Safety Messages
Safety is our business.
Safety builds trust.
Safety over production.
Safety is no accident.
Work safe, together.
Safety Messages that Rhyme
No safety, know pain.
Look twice, save a life.
Stay alert, don’t get hurt.
When in doubt, check it out.
Work smart from the start.
Be aware, know where. (Referring to emergency equipment, exits, etc.)
Shortcuts cut life short.
Take 5 to stay alive.
Expect the unexpected to stay protected.
Safety rules are the best tools.
It’s a good sign if safety is on your mind!
Don’t be a fool, use the proper tool.
Shortcuts can lead to deep cuts.
Make it a mission to address unsafe conditions.
Prevent the worst, put safety first.
Safety For the Workplace
Below are a few subcategories of safety messages, slogans, and sayings specific to a certain industry. Currently there are specific safety slogans for electrical safety, lab safety, driving safety, and healthcare safety. There will be more industry-specific slogans and sayings added in the coming weeks. Check back to stay up to date on what is added to the site.
Electrical Safety Slogans
Lock out, tag out so you don’t get zapped!
Electricity- great for the lightbulb, not great for the human body.
Avoid the shock.
Spare the shock of a shock.
Keep wires at bay.
All employees have the power to follow electrical safety.
Electricity can turn you off.
A faulty wire can cause a fire.
Before you start, turn the power off.
Do not be a fool, inspect your electrical tools.
Lab Safety Slogans
Don’t let a spill chill.
A spill, a slip, a hospital trip.
If it is in your nose, you have been exposed!
Don’t eat in the lab- chemicals and food don’t go well together.
Foresight is better than no sight. (Safety glasses/ goggles use)
Driving Safety Slogans
Seatbelts save lives.
Don’t text and drive.
Leave it unread so you don’t end up dead.
Don’t send your life in a text message.
Road safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Stay alert to stay safe.
Be safe, drive smart.
Don’t be a “D” driver – distracted, drugged, drunk, drowsy, or dumb!
Under the influence? Hand over the keys.
If you booze, you will lose.
Live to ride another day.
You are the key to your safety on the road.
Your car does not come with brains, use your own.
Don’t drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
Safe driving saves lives.
Drive like your life depends on it.
Healthcare Safety Slogans
Personal care, professional approach.
More care, less cost.
Take care of yourself so you can take care of your patients.
Our patients rely on your well-being, take time to maintain it!
Take time for yourself.
Take care of injuries, do not contribute to one.
When treating injuries, take time to prevent one from occurring to you!
Safety Sayings From Our Safety Talks
Luck is not a safeguard.
Relying on memory is not a safeguard.
The outcome of safety is the sum of decisions and actions of the individuals in a workplace.
Safety can be redundant- so can be the hazards that cause the most injuries!
You never know which safeguard could be the difference in preventing an injury.
Safety (or the lack of it) is the sum of the individual behaviors and decisions made by workers.
Don’t deal with hazards- eliminate them!
Success is the fulfillment of potential.
Unsure? Stop work!
Good enough is not good enough.
One safeguard does not make it safe.
We all carry the burden of weakening or strengthening our (safety) culture through our decisions.
Safety isn’t a lesson to learn the hard way.
Zero injuries does not occur by accident.
Funny Safety Slogans
You may have come into the world by accident, but do not let an accident take you out of it!
Working here is optional, safety is not.
Safety can get old, but so do the people who practice it.
If you think working safe is a pain, try being injured.
If you think safety rules are a pain, try having an accident.
We have two rules here. 1. Work safe. 2. See rule #1.
Working safely is a choice. A choice that keeps you healthy and employed here.
“I regret working safely” – said no one ever.
Safety glasses: All in favor say “eye!”.
When you gamble with safety you bet with your health.
Life is short. Practice safety so you don’t rush it.
Chance takers are accident makers.
Safety first because injuries last.
Machines and tools do not have brains- use your own.
Hearing protection is a sound investment.
Seatbelts are more comfortable than coffins.
Seatbelts are more comfortable than wheelchairs.
Harnesses and lanyards are more comfortable than casts.
Make safety Plan A- it is much more fun than Plan B could be.
Put the phone down, save your neck.
Choose proactive safety measures to avoid reactive medical treatment.
Keep a grip on life- protect your hands and fingers.
Work safe today- heaven can wait.
Safety- Don’t keep it to yourself.
Guard your coworkers’ safety- even the ones you don’t like.
Your hands do not come with a lifetime warranty.
Tools do not come with brains, use your own.
Heavy machinery does not come with brains, use your own.
Employees need to be able to not only recognize hazards, they need to be able to mitigate the hazards that put them at risk for injury. Safety sayings or slogans will not prevent an accident on their own, but they are another tool in the proverbial safety toolbox. Utilizing safety messages throughout the workplace, or as an extension of a more in-depth safety initiative that has been implemented, can be an effective way to remind workers of vital safe work practices. Get creative with the messages you choose to share with your workforce.
Check back often to see what safety slogans, messages, and sayings are added to this list over time. If you have any recommendations or unique safety messages you would like to share feel free to email them to [email protected]
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