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#1 posted 09-19-2012 07:26 PM

”...I did go up to the students and reminded them to wear a dust mask, to put on the safety glasses etc. when I noticed an unsafe behavior….”

Good. I am glad to hear that you took action.

”...However, it is not my job to do this, it’s the school’s responsibility to educate the students and teachers about safety….”

Why get all defensive about this and insist on pointing fingers? I do not recall anyone denying that teachers have a responsibility. I know of NO comments where a teacher said as you just did, ”... it is not my job to do this…”

In summation, the safety of others, IN ANY SITUATION, is everyone’s “job” and to state or think otherwise, I just find is just plain offensive and wrong. I am not trying to bait you or anyone else on this matter, as the questions were actually meant to be redundant. The obvious answer is that we are all responsible. However some out here may need to wake up to that fact. It is a basic human responsibility, take care of your fellow man/woman.

And what I find as the sad part about all of this is that governments have had to pass LAWS that “require” people to stop and render aid, all because of attitudes like ” is not my job to do this…” Let’s all be safe out there in the shop/world, and let’s all take responsibility to remind others of this as well.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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