It is easy to see a safety problem and think, someone else can do it. You get busy and think well the next person will mop up that spill or move that pallet. However, everyone one else is thinking the same thing. Someone will get hurt eventually.
Thinking this way is counterproductive. It is not leading by example. Ultimately, the safety issues never get resolved and someone is injured. Do not focus on what others may or may not be doing. You see a hazard correct it on the spot. Mention the problem if it continues. Unfortunately, many people try to do as little as possible to get by in the work place.
Regardless of them, you must always be the first one to step up and deal with safety issues. The slackers, even though they appear to get away with it, will be found out eventually. Many keep track of what they do and compare it to others. This gets you nowhere, it waste times and soon becomes obvious.
Managers, even though it may not appear so, look for leaders. They look for the first one to deal with a safety problem. No one wants a scorekeeper. It will get people hurt because, while focusing on who is doing what, safety falls by the wayside.
What’s 1 more click? Your boss isn’t watching… Safety Is An Attitude