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Some of the names are probably familiar, while others may not ring a bell. But all of these sages – captains of industry, political leaders, newsmakers and writers – had something to say about safety, either directly or indirectly.
Feel free to choose some of these quotes for your next safety meeting, or just let yourself be inspired. Any time you're thinking about safety, you're likely becoming a little bit safer.
“What would we do if a plane crashed today and 100 people died? What would we do if it happened again tomorrow? And the next day? We’d ground air traffic. We wouldn’t live with that. It’s been going on every day on our nation’s roadways for the last 40, 50, 60 years.”
– David Teater, NSC Transportation Expert
“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.”
– Author Tom Clancy, “Without Remorse”