Remember to keep your gas tank full when driving in a distance because you never know when you might be stuck in standstill traffic due to an accident. Keep your gas tank full by frequently stopping to fill up when your gas gauge registers half full. I was just recently in this situation where traffic was at a standstill for about 3 1/2 hours on I 75 heading north in Kentucky. It was very hard and most cars were running to keep the air conditioning going. The problem with this is it just it’s up your gas. When we were finally able to travel we got off at the first exit to get gas. The gas station was flooded with travelers who were very nervous that they had almost run out of gas.
These are the three lanes of traffic where the oil tanker burst in the flames. The local fire department didn’t have the correct or enough extinguishing material so they had to go require help. This is what contributed to the long delay for traffic. I am very thankful that nobody was injured or it wasn’t a crash that hurt people.
Spring is here and that means our weather can become hazardous. Winds and rain were strong and heavy yesterday. Are you prepared for high winds and possibly a tornado? Remember to conduct a tornado drill with your employees. Time your drill. How safe will you be during a sudden weather related hazard?
Dylan Fulton from Hearne, Texas shared this photo a few days ago on Facebook. Dylan is blessed to be alive. He game everyone permission to share this to help others stay safe. Please remember to work safely around machinery with moving parts. Keep all loose clothing or dangling objects away from moving parts by restraining them. It’s so easy for anything loose to get caught in moving parts. The results can be catastrophic.
WOW! Where did 2019 go? The year happened so fast and now it is day 2 of a new year. This is a new year, a new opportunity to be purposeful in your life... your work life as well as your personal life. Today I am sharing Workplace Fatalities by the Numbers from the National Safety Council, of which I am a member. Think about safety in 2020. Be purposeful with your thoughts and actions related to safety. It could make the difference of life for you. I wish you a safe, healthy and prosperous 2020!
Provided by The National Safety Council
Carolyn J. Shinn
Carolyn has more than 20 years of occupational health & safety experience in union and non-union manufacturing environments & construction. She also stays up-to-date with her nursing profession working in a level II trauma center.