Okay, so here’s a good story. I work for a company that has an entire practice dedicated to safety and improving workplace safety. My degree is in Industrial Operations with an emphasis in safety. I’ve been through countless safety training courses while on active duty in the United States Air Force. To sum it up, I like to think of myself as a safe person. That is until I completed the SafetyDNA assessment, an online psychological test battery that measures a person’s “SafetyDNATM,” which shows your personal safety profile.
When I received my report I was puzzled how it could conclude that I had a few “blind spots” when it came to certain areas relating to safety. For example, one aspect of my profile is that I am lower than others on “Awareness of Surroundings” and to be honest, I was a little skeptical. That is until this past weekend.