SDS in the safety world means Safety Data Sheet. This is a document that, mostly, accompanies a chemical or liquid stating safety concerns with it. It may show what personal protective equipment to wear, the flash point of the material, and the makeup of the material to name a few. Sitting in this OSHA class this week gave me a lot of time to think.
What if we had SDS for all things in life. What would they look like? Here are three:
Motorcycles: Affective mode of transportation. You will sit on a bomb (tank with gasoline), going at whatever speed you can muster, and the brake system should stop you if it works. Wear a helmet that will protect your head but good luck to the rest of your body. Call 911 if you have a problem.
Cell Phone: Great for communication, could cause cancer from radiation, will distract you from… life. Will change the world and the communication of therein and may go off in meetings after the leader told you to cut them off.
Opposite Sex: Great companionship, lots of laughter, will disagree with everything you say, will ask you to pick up something from across the room while they are standing over it, should wear ear plugs when amped up, and even though thousands of years statistics will back you up you are still wrong.
Boy, life would be different if we had these warnings.
The really cool part about SDS is that it will give you where to find more information on that product. Now that is the key. Even though it gives you a lot information it is up to you to research more. Man, that hits me right in the face. It is easy to listen to a Pastor every week or read a commentary but isn’t it critical to read the manual ourselves. I mean it would behoove us to study the word of God ourselves because we may be looking for something different, or at least another way, then what we are being told.
Just something to chew on…
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.