SAFETY DESK: Have A Plan

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Christmas is creeping closer, and that means we have less time than we think to get everything done.

Now is the time to stop, look around, and review your plans of action.

Don’t be in a rush, this is how we miss opportunities to be better organized and get our tasks completed the best way possible.

Just like preventing hazards at work: have a plan, review your plan, and stick to your plan.

Be in control of what you do, and don’t take shortcuts.

Your family would rather have you be a little late getting home than injured.

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ALLEN MYERS
Lyman-Richey Corporation Safety Director

 
 

12 DAYS OF SAFETY

  1. Never use lighted candles near trees or boughs.

  2. Keep poisonous plants out of reach of children and pets.

  3. Keep trees away from fireplaces, radiators, and other heat sources.

  4. Make sure your tree has a stable platform.

  5. Choose an artificial tree that is labeled fire resistant.

  6. Make sure natural trees are well watered.

  7. Check holiday lights for fraying, bare spots, gaps in insulation, or excessive kinking in the wires.

  8. Turn off all lights and decorations when not in use.

  9. When putting up decorations, use a step stool or ladder.

  10. ALWAYS designated a sober driver.

  11. Was your hands, utensils, sink, and anything else that touches raw meat.

  12. Reheat leftovers to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit

SOURCE: National Safety Council