Did you know that there are castles and even lighthouses that are less expensive than NYC apartments and that you can’t see as many colors as a chicken?
Knowing the facts can change our perspective because we have more information to base a decision on. It allows us to look at things from a different viewpoint.
With 300 sextillion stars out there in our universe (3 trillion x 100 billion) there is no other planet known that can sustain human life, which means that the over 7 billion people on this planet are stuck with each other. So perhaps the most common and important situation in which we benefit from looking at things from a different viewpoint is when we try to see something from another person's perspective.
Consider the change in perspective here:
The lookout on a battleship at sea in heavy weather and patchy fog suddenly reported to the captain, “Light, bearing on the starboard bow.” The captain asked, “Is it steady or moving astern?” The lookout replied, “Steady, captain,” which meant they were on a collision course with that ship. The captain then ordered the signalman to signal that ship with the message, “We are on a collision course. Advise you to change course 20 degrees.” Back came a signal, “Advisable for you to change course 20 degrees.” The captain said to send another message saying, “I’m a captain. Change course 20 degrees.” Back came the reply, “I’m a seaman second class. You had better change course 20 degrees.” By that time the captain was furious. He spat out, “Send, I’m a battleship! Change course 20 degrees!” Back came the flashing light, “I’m a lighthouse.” The captain changed course. (Condensed from the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People)
Looking at things from a different viewpoint keeps us from judging too quickly and enables us to respect others even if we don’t agree with them. Yelling, shouting or barking orders at others takes their dignity, and yours as well. “Never take a person's dignity: it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you.”
― Frank X Barron
Albert Einstein once said, “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”
Most of us have certain moral values; guiding principles that are like vows we make to ourselves. If we violate those, we dishonor ourselves.
“How can you still count yourself a knight, when you have forsaken every vow you ever swore?" From Clash of the Kings, by George R. R. Martin.
Here is a valuable lesson in how you can benefit from seeing things from a different viewpoint:
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It truly is our strongest desire to return each and every one of our employees home at the end of every day without injuries. We are so pleased to announce that we have achieved our goal of ZERO RECORDABLE INJURIES for 2013!!!
With each new year we try diligently to improve upon our safety efforts. It is only with our commitment as a whole that we are able to achieve such greatness. I am gleaming with pride that we have an organization that lives and breathes our core values, Safety Honesty Accountability Respect and Pride!
Let's celebrate our past successes for 2013 and soar beyond our expectations for our future!
Manuel Estrada is a 33 year old Father of 3; a 16 year old Son, 15 year old Daughter and 11 year old Chris.
He has been a Carpenter with Bunney's Inc. for almost 3 years!
He is a California native who moved to Arizona in search of a better way of life. He has been a Union Carpenter since 2008. Prior to joining the Carpenter's Union, he was a CNC Turret Press Operator in Chatsworth, California. The most interesting jobs worked were a water treatment plant and heavy highway bridge work.
He is interested in traveling to discover the beauty of nature, hiking, shooting as well as spending time with his Son Chris!
It only took us 18 days to replace over a million pounds of various cooling tower components, along with various other work, and every one of the seventy or more workers went home every day with all their fingers and toes. As a company, Bunney’s accepts no less than complete personal and group accountability for safety and expects each individual to internalize safety as a value that can never be compromised. This shows in the actions of the employees who work here, each of them knowing that life and health is more valuable than schedule or any other factor that would compromise their safety. But how many of us practice the same behaviors at home?
In 2010, 29.3 million people visited the emergency room for unintentional injuries that occurred at home. The preliminary number of deaths in the United States for 2011 was 2,513,171, a rate of 806.6 per 100,000 population which was 0.9 percent higher than the rate of 799.5 per 100,000 in 2010 according to the Center for Disease Control. Falls, poisoning, fires, suffocation, choking, drowning, cuts, struck by, crushing, electrocution, and motor vehicle accidents are some of the causes of injury and death experienced by people off the jobsite.
Millions, and even billions, of dollars are spent every year on safety campaigns that try to convince otherwise intelligent people to do simple things like: “Watch where you are going” and “Watch your kids around water.” The costs of the National Pedestrian Safety Campaign included, but were not limited to:
Or this unique and heartfelt campaign by Sussex Safer Roads Partnership urging people to do the simplest thing: Wear your seat belt. The value of your life does not diminish when you leave the workplace. Take safety home with you and Embrace Life!
Scott is 55 years old. He moved from Wisconson to Arizona in 2001. He has one Daughter and two Grandchildren. Scott has been a professional truck driver for 35 years; 16 years over the road and 19 years local. He is a full time driver for Bunney's Inc. since 2008.
Scott is a former racer of stock cars, motorcycles & boats! He enjoys hunting & fishing.
Since May 2013 Scott has participated in Cowboy Action Shooting. At Arizona State Match, he placed 112th out of 292 shooters! He is currently a Board Member of Arizona Cowboy Action Shooting. Way to go Scott!
Wow, we have an interesting group of people!
Someone in our company has published a book! Someone else has traveled to Belize! Someone can create an astrological chart? Someone else.....
Find out more each week in our new series!
We have such an interesting group of people and each week we will share a new bio for one of our team members!
In 1970, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress enacted the OSH Act whose purpose was to “regulate commerce among the several States and with foreign nations and to provide for the general welfare, to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.”
Protecting lives is the primary function of OSHA. Under the General Duty Clause, employers are legally bound to evaluate hazards and provide adequate protection for its employees. OSHA regulations for General Industry and Construction, as well as Maritime and Agriculture provides employers with a minimum standard in the protection of their workers.
Free consultation services are provided by OSHA on request to any employer who desires to go above and beyond the minimum standards. A partnership with OSHA can help the employer evaluate and improve working conditions, leading to improvement in overall morale of their workers, and can potentially lower the company’s injury rate and E-Mod through programs such as SHARP and the Voluntary Protection Program. Working together with OSHA, employers can build sustainable safety cultures resulting in better safety records, which will save the company time and money. In today’s world, a bad safety record is bad for business. Improving your safety culture can, in turn, improve your safety record and may potentially open doors to more business.
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