KeeleySafe: Awkward Moments
Here at Keeley Companies, safety is our number one priority. We work hard to promote a culture built on ZERO and educate our Keeley’ns on safety both on the job and at home with their families. We created Awkward Moments to do just that – reach our families and promote safety in everything we do at home and at work. Watch the video below to learn more about our Awkward Moments and keep an eye out for a new video every month!
Driving is the most dangerous thing that we all do every day. By employing the Safety Bubble method, you can keep yourself and fellow drivers safe. So, what is the Safety Bubble? When you are driving, make sure to stay centered in your lane so you are aware of what is ahead of you, beside you, and behind you. Keep a four-second following distance at all times and check your mirrors to make sure you are aware of your surroundings at any moment. Things can change quickly when driving, through following these rules and keeping other vehicles out of your bubble, you can greatly reduce your risk of getting into an accident.
We spend countless hours at home enjoying time with our families. The kitchen is one of the rooms in our home where we spend most of our time cooking together and making memories, so it’s important to keep your kitchen free of hazards that can harm you or your children. First, when using pots and pans on a hot stove, be sure to turn the handles in so kids cannot reach up and grab them, potentially spilling hot foods on themselves and on the stove. Also, make sure that knives, plates, and anything else easy to reach is placed towards the middle of the counter so kids cannot reach up and grab them. Anything made of glass is easily breakable and shards of glass can cause injury. Finally, make sure to sharpen your kitchen tools as, believe it or not, more people get cut using a dull knife rather than a sharp one.
Rideshare apps, such as Uber and Lyft, are incredibly popular. While they are convenient, it is always important to take the necessary steps to make sure you keep yourself safe when getting into a driver’s car. When the car is arriving, verify that the license plate, make, model, and color of the car match what is shown in the app. Then, ask the driver their name and who they are there to pick up. When you get in the car, sit in the backseat. Two doors provide the opportunity to get out of the car on the opposite side of traffic once you arrive at your destination. Always keep an eye on your belongings and share your ride with someone else through the app so they are aware of where you are and where you are going.
Our home can be full of unknown hazards, especially for young children. The best way to get rid of these hazards is to get down on their level so you can see what they see. Exposed electrical cords and sharp chair or table corners are just a couple of dangers that make it easy for kids to get hurt. So, go around your house and fix even the smallest of hazards.
We spend time in the sun every day, even if it just walking to the car. Overtime, too much sun exposure overtime can be a threat to your health and can cause cancer and other skin problems. In order to protect yourself from the dangerous rays from the sun, wear sunscreen every day, wear a hat when in the sun for a long period of time, and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. These are three easy ways to keep yourself safe from the sun, no matter how warm it may feel!
These Awkward Moments are a great way to learn how to keep you and your family safe. Click here to watch all of our Awkward Moments with Safety Ray.
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