Back to School
Yep, another summer has flown by as usual. “Back to School” changes our routine and not just for the kids and their parents; this includes all of us who are commuting to and from work.
Children will be walking to their bus stop and others will be walking or riding their bikes to school. And the days are getting shorter as we notice the lower sun during our morning and afternoon commute. The timing isn’t exactly the best as the lower sun makes it more challenging to view the road ahead coupled with more youngsters about.
Yes, be especially cautious when driving and keep the windshield clean. Nothing like driving into the morning or afternoon sun to remind us that our vehicle windows are not nearly as clean as we thought! There are many tips on getting them clean and some work better than others. In any case, having tried many…seems that elbow grease and patience are necessary.
And for the youngsters, and others out walking, jogging, or biking, there are definitely safety tips they should be reminded of too. Among the safety improvements are high-visibility and reflective attire the construction workers wear. They include shirts, vests, and jackets that make their presence known remarkably well. Safety experts agree that pedestrians, and bikers (motorized or not) should wear this sort of attire.
Hmm…perhaps a nice gift idea for relatives or friends!
Ron Humphreys is an authorized OSHA Trainer and Safety Consultant for The Starr Group. He provides Risk Reduction Services to The Starr Group’s Customers.