Archive for September, 2013

CAR CRASH

Posted: September 25, 2013 in Accidents
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I was going to get the registration for a vehicle at 8:30 on Monday morning.   I was heading southbound on a major road and traffic was heavy.   I was driving in the left lane (car #1)   Traffic was backed up approximately 1/4 of a mile at  a red light.    I pulled up along car #2 to allow car #3 to enter the shopping center.   Car #3 neglected to see car #4 approaching at approximately 30 miles per hour.  POW – there was a CAR CRASH!  Here is a diagram:

crash

Air bags deployed in both cars.  Thankfully, nobody was injured.  Both cars were completely totaled.  Upon impact – my first reaction was to help and make sure that both people were OK.   The guy in the car next to me beat me to it.  I did the next best thing – dialed 9-1-1 to get the professionals on site.   As everything was occurring, it is wise to keep a level head and not panic.   A few minutes later the fire truck, ambulance, and police were on the scene.   After calling 9-1-1, I let both drivers know that help has been called.

A CAR CRASH can be a very ugly situation.   Everyone should know what to do in case you see one occur.   I am prepared – what about you?

STAY SAFE!     **  Jeff  **   214-215-2434

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When it comes to safety – you need to have PASSION.   Employees know when you are going through the motions and “just complying” or “checking the boxes”.   When you inject PASSION into what you are doing – you are a believer and it shows – others start to become believers as well – others start to have safety PASSION.  This is how we create the right safety culture.

We don’t have to have all the answers – we just need the PASSION to find them.   How often do we come across the manager who knows everything?  The manager who has done it all?   This is the same guy who rules with an iron fist and employs the “my way or the highway approach”.   You will be hard pressed to find PASSION in this style of management.  Rather, this style of management is more prone to politics and excuses.

I encourage you to display true PASSION at your next safety meeting.   Watch out – it will become contagious!

STAY SAFE!     **  Jeff  **   214-215-2434

9-11

Posted: September 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

Today is Patriot Day – September 11th.   It’s hard to imagine that it has been 12 years since the events on the morning of 9-11-01.   How much our world has changed as a result of this tragic day.

STAY SAFE!     **  Jeff  **   214-215-2434

The 2013 NFL season starts tomorrow.  Many people can’t wait for the season to start (myself included).   Safety is a lot like any of the teams in the NFL – you need practice, gameplans, leadership, teamwork, communication, protection, rules, PPE, etc to be successful.    If you are lacking any of theses items, you will not be successful.   Why aren’t we as excited about safety?

I want everyone as excited about safety as they are about the NFL – what do you think?

STAY SAFE!     **  Jeff  **   214-215-2434