100+ Free Safety Slogans and Sayings to Use for Safety Trainings and Resources


Free Safety Slogans and Sayings List

There is no shortage of safety slogans to be found in workplaces around the world. Some 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 post you will find common safety slogans used at many companies, humorous safety slogans, as well as some sayings created from the safety talks found on our site. There is a wide array of slogans posted on here due to the varying needs of safety professionals.

Safety slogans can be a great way to remind employees to work safely. 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. 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.

Classic Safety Slogans

All injuries are preventable.

Zero injuries does not indicate the presence of safety.

Not speaking up is granting permission.

Every employee has the right to stop work.

Look twice, save a life.

Speak up to save a life.

Look up and live. (Referring to overhead hazards)

Every task, the right way, every time.

Never take safety for granted.

How would a severe injury change your life?

No safety, know pain.

Safety is no accident.

Safety does not occur by accident.

Working safe does not happen by accident.

Stay alert, don’t get hurt.

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 is everyone’s responsibility.

Just because you have always done it that way does not make it right.

Stop, think, then act.

When in doubt, check it out.

There is no rush- unless you want to be injured.

Prepare to prevent negative outcomes.

Invest in tomorrow- work safe today.

Work smart from the start.

Be aware, know where. (Referring to emergency equipment, exits, etc.)

Shortcuts cut life short.

Safety by choice not by chance.

Take 5 to stay alive.

Everyone is responsible for safety on the job.

Expect the unexpected to stay protected.

Report all injuries no matter how small.

Safety rules are the best tools.

Safety over production.

Work together, work safely.

Safety Sayings From Our Safety Talks

Achieving ZERO injuries happens by doing ONE task safely at a time.

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.

The weakest link of a team is the person who is willing to take shortcuts.

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!”.

Life is short. Practice safety so you don’t rush it.

Machines and tools do not have brains- use your own.

Hearing protection is a sound investment.

Shortcuts can lead to deep cuts.

Seatbelts are more comfortable than coffins.

Seatbelts are more comfortable than wheelchairs.

Harnesses and lanyards are more comfortable than casts.

Better safe than sorry.

Don’t be a fool, use the proper tool.

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.


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 jeremy@safetytalkideas.com.

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