Safety is a very important thing at home, at school, and at work. I hope you are prudent about safety in all areas of your life, but in this post I want to address safety at work.
Why is safety at work important? Because in one sense your employer is required by law to take reasonable precautions to keep you safe while you are at work. This can come in a lot of different forms. In the medical field, protective covering is required in many instances to keep you safe from infectious diseases. If you work with mechanical (dumbbells) or electronic equipment (computers), there may be certain procedures you have to follow to keep yourself safe. Anyone who works in law enforcement must know how to be able to carry a gun without endangering themselves or those around them.
For that is the other side of safety. Not only keeping yourself safe but the other employees as well.
Sometimes it seems like there are a lot of safety rules. Can it be annoying? Sure. However, the probability is that for every little nit-picky rule there was someone who did something foolish or at least unfortunate that inspired the creation of that rule.
Hopefully in your classes here at Provo College you will have gone over common safety issues in your chosen field. When you are employed, your employer should during orientation go over anything unusual safety-wise. If you ever have safety concerns, let your employer know. They may not know about it and will be happy to hear from you.