Tag: SAFETY MOMENT

SAFETY MOMENT: Get out and check surroundings

SAFETY MOMENT: Get out and check surroundings

I’ve recently developed the habit of physically checking around my personal vehicle when I need to back up.  Even with a backing camera, proximity detection systems and other technology that we take for granted, there are blind spots that can be missed, ... MORE
SAFETY MOMENT: How to avoid Christmas decoration disasters this holiday season

SAFETY MOMENT: How to avoid Christmas decoration disasters this holiday season

Holiday decorating at the Black household has gone the way of beanie babies, the Back Street Boys and rollerblades since the kids have grown: a fond but distant memory. Oh, I’ll put up a tree for our festivities, but that’s about the ... MORE
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SAFETY MOMENT: How to spot warning signs of driving fatigue and sleepiness

SAFETY MOMENT: How to spot warning signs of driving fatigue and sleepiness

We’ve all heard stories of friends and family members who have nodded off at the wheel: some escaping without a scratch, others not faring as well. With the days getting shorter, many of us are driving home from work in twilight or ... MORE

SAFETY MOMENT: Ways to avoid electrical accidents

If you grew up in farm country, chances are that at some point during your childhood, curiosity connected you, a stick and an electric fence. Whether on a dare, or under your own investigative tendencies, the unpleasant tingling sensation provided a lesson ... MORE
SAFETY MOMENT: Consequences of speed on the road

SAFETY MOMENT: Consequences of speed on the road

When I was a teenager, my friends and I thought we were invincible: From death defying stunts on our dirt bikes to performance testing a homemade amphibious vehicle in the middle of a pond, we pressed the limits of our own mortality ... MORE
SAFETY MOMENT: Business travel brings unique set of challenges

SAFETY MOMENT: Business travel brings unique set of challenges

Throughout my career, I’ve traveled a lot and seen a good portion of the country. In every location, I’ve met great people and enjoyed experiencing the unique local flavors of each town and city. Business travel, however, has its share of potentially ... MORE
SAFETY MOMENT: Dangers of becoming 'distracted' on the road

SAFETY MOMENT: Dangers of becoming ‘distracted’ on the road

If you’ve been driving as long as I have, you are bound to have experienced a driver or two who like to make up their own rules for the road. One of our team members, at Seneca Meadows, recently experienced just such ... MORE
SAFETY MOMENT: Hazards of backing up in traffic

SAFETY MOMENT: Hazards of backing up in traffic

Every once in a while, a safety message will appear in my inbox that stops me in my tracks. Last month, just such a message was sent by a colleague to stress the importance of using back-up cameras to safely back into ... MORE
BLACK: Safety moment looks at stroke and better health

BLACK: Safety moment looks at stroke and better health

Three quarters of stroke victims are 65 or over, so why does Seneca Meadows provide our employees instructions on recognizing a stroke? One of our own team members highlighted the importance of that instruction, a couple years ago, when he suffered a ... MORE
SAFETY MOMENT: Manage heat stress when outdoors

SAFETY MOMENT: Manage heat stress when outdoors

During the summer months, I can lose a couple of pounds a week without ever stepping foot in a gym. What’s my secret? A riding lawnmower, the blazing sun and 2 1/2 hours worth of grass to cut. Weight isn’t the only ... MORE
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