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Safety should be as routine as brushing your teeth!

When we wake up in the morning we have a routine right? Alarm goes off, get up, take a shower, brush your teeth, get dressed, eat breakfast; you know what I mean.  Your safety at work should be the same way: arrive at work, put on your vest, walk to the shop, put on your safety glasses before entering shop, getting your supplies for the day, putting on your PPE and get to work.  If we all looked at Safety as a part of life, instead of a pain in the behind, imagine how much safer and more productive we could be.  And think how many more safety incentives you could earn!

I am in the process of “revamping” the Safety incentive program so that it is more location friendly. Information will be coming soon about the changes.

It has been two short months since I took over safety and I’m extremely proud of every locations’ participation. Everyone is doing a great job getting reports turned in in a timely manner; we are also getting some great safety topic ideas from employees.  My goal is to make Safety simple, but educational.  If you have an idea for safety topic, please inform your manager, they can get the suggestion to me.

Two trends that I have seen in recent reports are people not wearing safety glasses and driving inside the workshop. The reason for safety glasses is simple — to protect your eyes from partials and chemicals flying in the air. You were only given one set of eyes, imagine how your life would be if you couldn’t see all the things you love!

Driving in the workshop is against policy. Only a manager can drive large vehicles that are hard to push through the shop. All other vehicles should be turned off and pushed when needed to be moved to the next bay. If you are found driving inside the workshop, it is a terminable offense. Imagine how your life would be if you were cleaning a trunk and the car behind you pinned you against the car you were cleaning? All because someone was driving that vehicle and didn’t honk the horn to alert of a moving car. You could lose the use of your legs, your life would be forever changed. Our 1st priority is always safety. We want everyone to go home at the end of the day the same way they arrived at the start.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility!

 

Thank you,

Lynsey Fitzpatrick

HR Administrator/ Safety Coordinator CARS Recon, Inc.

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