SAFETY DESK: Work-Life Balance = Safety
This time of year is always a very busy time. Managing your work-life balance can be challenging to say the least.
Don’t forget to slow down and see the important things in life.
The more we slow down and appreciate the things around us that truly make us happy, the better we will be at spotting opportunities to make it even better.
The same applies to safety.
Slow down and look for improvements.
Do this, and your work-life balance will be even better!
Lyman-Richey Corporation Safety Director
HOLIDAY TRAVEL SAFETY
Many people choose to travel during the holidays by automobile, with the highest fatality rate of any major form of transportation. In 2015, 355 people died on New Year's Day, 386 on Thanksgiving Day and 273 on Christmas Day, according to Injury Facts 2017. Alcohol-impaired fatalities represent about one-third of the totals.
Use a designated driver to ensure guests make it home safely after a holiday party; alcohol, over-the-counter or illegal drugs allcause impairment
Make sure every person in the vehicle is properly buckled up no matter how long or short the distance traveled
Put that cell phone away; many distractions can occur while driving, but cell phones are the main culprit
Properly maintain the vehicle and keep an emergency kit with you
Be prepared for heavy traffic, and possibly heavy snow