Unlikely ≠ Impossible

Published on November 25, 2023

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The safety industry runs on statistics. Whether that is a regulation created because of a number of accidents or injuries or the calculated potential risk specific work creates.

Because I live in this world, it’s easy for me to get lost in statistics. Sometimes, statistics lead me to a false sense of security, and I forget that unlikely is not the same as impossible.

This isn’t an invitation to live in fear but a prompt to maintain vigilance. It’s about fostering a mindset of cautiousness without paranoia, ensuring we approach each day with the humility to acknowledge potential dangers and the wisdom to navigate them safely.

Our aim should not just be to prevent accidents but to cultivate an enduring culture of safety.

Unlikely ≠ impossible.

Meet the Author

Ethan Thompson is a Divisional Marketing Manager for a global safety company. He has worked in the digital marketing field for 13 years and loves the challenges the ever-changing field brings. When he isn't exploring new digital marketing tactics at his desk, he's out exploring Western New York. During the warmer months, he can often be seen riding his bike around the Empire State and sampling the local beer selection.