Safety Slogans

Poster with a catchy slogan; Copyright Arenacreative at Dreamstime.com

Catchy slogans offer a way to put an emphasis on safety practices. Some are humorous, others are straightforward, but they all get the point across. There are endless examples of slogans for safety that can be used in the workplace, school, camp or even at home. You can also check out tips on how to create slogans of your own.

General Safety Slogan Ideas

Safety is an important part of everyday life. You can display safety slogans around the work area to help remind everyone of the importance of staying safe on the job. You can also hang a safety slogan or two at school or in your home. The following are examples of general slogans on safety. They can be used for a variety of situations.

  • Safety pays, carelessness slays; don't let foolishness number your days.
  • Don't put your family in mourning; follow the safety warning.
  • To be or not to be; that's the gamble you take when you don't practice safety.
  • Jog against the traffic flow, or to the hospital you could go.
  • Don't break a hip; clean up spills before you slip.
  • Safety first, safety last; don't screw up your future by being careless in your past.
  • Expect the unexpected and always be protected.
  • You won't need a hearse if you put safety first.
  • Only fools ignore safety rules.
  • Think with your head or end up dead.
  • Make safety a way of life.
  • Safety is priceless so is your life.
  • Safety never goes out of style.
  • Safety is a requirement of the job - not an option.
  • Keep safety first so you last.
  • Don't cause a scene, keep your area clean.
  • Fess up if you mess up.
  • Cutting corners can cut your life short.
  • If you don't want to get hurt, stay alert!

Safety Slogans for Different Situations

You can find a slogan that applies to almost any situation that requires good safety practices. Here are numerous examples to put you in a safety frame of mind. Adopt the ones that really strike a chord with you and share them with family, friends, and coworkers.

Food/Cooking Safety

  • Live to slice another day; put the knife on the counter and slowly back away.
  • If you think your food is spoiled but you're still in doubt, don't take a risk. Just throw it out.
  • Don't be a twit; use an oven mitt.
  • You can't tell the temperature by looking; use a thermometer when you're cooking.
  • If your burger or chicken is still pink inside, put it back in the pan until it's thoroughly fried.
  • Always cook with care: make food well-done not rare.
  • When prepping food, keep it clean. A dirty surface should never be seen.

Workplace Safety

  • Wear your hard hat, or your head might go splat!
  • Instead of your back, use your knees, and you will always lift with ease.
  • Make sure you know your ABC's; Always Be Careful, please!
  • Touching a live wire is a quick way to become a fryer.
  • Don't depend on luck; set the parking break on your truck.
  • Be wise; use safety glasses to protect your eyes.
  • Always wear your safety gear, so you can work without any fear.
  • Don't get hurt, stay alert!
  • Save your behind and keep safety in mind.

Fire Safety

  • Remember to test your smoke alarm; it'll keep your family safe from harm.
  • Change the batteries in your smoke detector; it's your family's first protector!
  • Plan how you'll get out if a fire breaks out.
  • Fire safety is no joke so use caution if you must smoke.
  • Don't play with matches since fire catches.
  • Fires may start out small but can quickly grow to be tall. Never leave a flame unattended.

Weather Safety

  • When you see the lightning flash, get out of the pool fast.
  • Check twice before you venture onto the ice.
  • When hail rains down, there could be a tornado around.
  • Don't depend on reports from your wife; a weather radio can save your life.
  • Shade is your happy spot when the weather gets to be too hot.
  • Heat stroke is no joke; stay cool in the summer and drink plenty of liquids.

Driving Safety

Driving safety poster; Copyright Gnicolson at Dreamstime.com
  • People die when they drive and text; don't you be the next.
  • If you want to stay alive, don't drink and drive.
  • Don't get in wrecks; pull over before you text.
  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; look both ways twice, and always be sure.
  • Trying to save time can cost you your life; slow down.
  • Forget about your pride; if you're drunk, ask for a ride.
  • Stay alive: Don't text and drive!
  • Drive slow when you see snow.

Camping Safety

  • Sparks can burn your attire; never where nylon around the campfire.
  • Don't invite a bear to share your campsite; alway pack food in containers that are airtight.
  • Never walk into the woods alone; take a buddy and a compass if you plan to roam.
  • Never take a walk about until your campfire's cool and completely out.
  • Dropping a cigarette butt is an invitation to disaster; nothing can start a wildfire faster.
  • It only takes a spark to start a fire so take care to make sure you make your's expire.

Create Your Own Slogans

Need a safety slogan for something specific? Try making up one of your own. Here are a few tips:

  • Keep your slogans relatively short so they are easier to remember.
  • Keep the slogan tightly focused on the issue you want to address.
  • Try to incorporate rhyming into your slogan. Verses tend to stick in people's heads.
  • Create an acronym. One example is "Get in STEP = Safety Takes Each Person." By using the first letter of each word in the slogan, you get a simple word (STEP) that helps you remember the phrase.
  • Hold a family contest to create a slogan. Whoever comes up with the best slogan gets a prize, such as choosing a favorite dinner or being able to eat a favorite dessert.
  • Teachers can work together with principals or school administration to have students make up safety slogans for schools. This can be a school-wide or district-wide event.

Put Those Slogans into Practice

A slogan by itself won't keep anyone safe. Everyone has to take the message to heart and practice what it says. Maybe you can't control someone else's actions, but you can control your own. Put some of these slogans to work in your own life and become a good example for others.

Safety Slogans