I hated it when someone comes back from some safety-at-work course and start going around pointing out stuff we shouldn't be doing.
One kinda thinks: I've been doing it for years and nothing happened. Nothing exploded. No one got sick. No one died. Suddenly, you are telling me I've got to label this, take away that, store this thing somewhere else, lock it up and sign it out every time I want it? What do you mean, do you mean to say that the precautions we've been taking are not enough? If you are so paranoid about stuff, why don't you stay at home and not go out? Snap-snap!
Those were not my exact words, but it might as well be.
I was probably being over defensive. The safety measures are meant to prevent accidents. Still, I would hate to overdo it. If you overdo these safety precautionary things, it might prevent you from doing work (or rather, slow you down or give you more work).
Once reason takes over the initial feeling of "Damnit I've doing for years, I'm telling you this sort of thing will probably never happen", I can kinda see where things are going. It's inevitable. You can't keep doing the same thing the same way once you become aware that the way you've been doing it poses a risk in the workplace. (This is where "Ignorance Is Bliss" comes from.) It simply makes more sense to take more time and effort be safe rather than to be irritated by the inconvenience of it all.
Of course, it doesn't mean that I am completely over feeling uneasy with the changes to come. I am still antsy about people going overboard with preventive measures. It has happened, and it was quite a pain to prove that it was an overboard preventive measure and remove it from standard protocol.
I suppose things will always balance themselves out in the end, and the right implementations will eventually be in place.
I just hate being in the initial process of any implementation.