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The holiday season is quickly approaching. Time to trim the
tree, have dinner with friends and family and shop for just the
right gift. There is no better gift this holiday season than a safe
and healthy gathering of family and friends.
Remember – safety should never take a holiday!
Children Versions of
Christmas Carols
It's not just the hard hat, the gear and the glove
That bring you home safe to the family you love.
The guard on the grinder, the chain on the hose
The safety-load binder, the foul weather clothes
The latch on the lad hood, the outrigger block
Emergency brakes and the standard wheel chock
Deck the Halls with
Buddy Holly.
We three kings of
porridge and tar.
On the first day of
Christmas my tulip
gave to me.
Later on we'll perspire,
as we dream by the
fire.
He's makin’ a list,
chicken and rice.
The safety valve feature on high pressure tanks
The cave-in protection on vertical banks
The well-installed belt guard, the safety toe shoes
The fire extinguisher, ready to use
The safety belt that holds you inside of your car
The road signs of safety, wherever you are.
These things are mere tools, like a carpenter's plane
They won't produce safety, or minimize pain.
Your health and your safety depend upon you
On whether you think about things that you do.
So think before acting; make thinking a rule
Make use of your brain…your best safety tool.
Noel, Noel, Barney's
the king of Israel.
With the jelly toast
proclaim.
During this busy holiday season we look forward to
spending time socializing with friends, family and
colleagues. Always remember that hosting a holiday
gathering brings with it responsibility. Here are
some tips for safe hosting:
Olive, the other
reindeer.
Sleep in heavenly
peas.
You'll go down in
Listerine.
Oh, what fun it is to
ride with one horse,
soap and hay.
Good tidings we bring
to you and your kid.
We wish you a very
joyous and safe
holiday season.
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Offer a wide selection of non-alcoholic drinks
Serve food - it absorbs alcohol, especially if
it's sugary, and may cut down on the
drinking
Don't serve salty foods - it makes people thirsty
Ensure your guests have a designated driver or safe drive home
Let’s all strive to begin the new year with a renewed enthusiasm for not
only our own personal safety and health but for the safety and health of all
those in our workplace.
This information brought to you by Safety Services
Newfoundland Labrador (formerly the
Newfoundland and Labrador Safety Council). If you
would like more information, please contact us at
(709) 754-0210.
A time for shovels, snowblowers and slipping, winter often gets greeted with
frowns and frustration. But winter is also a beautiful season filled with ice skating,
sledding and warm hot chocolate. This time of year we need to be alert of the
hazards unique to winter but also take time to enjoy the beauty that this season
brings. Make this winter a safe one.
Heat Safety
Jack had a little cold,
But wouldn’t stay at
home,
And everywhere that
Jack went,
The cold was sure to
roam.
It wandered into
Lauren’s eyes
And filled them full of
tears;
It jumped from there to
Chris’s nose,
And thence to Jacob’s
ears;
Stay Alert, Slow Down, You’re in Control — three key elements to safe winter
driving. Drive according to current road and weather conditions. Keep a safe
distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Expect the unexpected.
Stay Warm. Drive Defensively. Getting there safely, it’s Snow Problem!
❄ Listen to the radio or check for road conditions (the provincial government
website – www.gov.nl.ca - has links to live highway cameras to let you know
the road conditions in areas throughout the entire province). Always travel
during daylight and, if possible, take at least one other person.
❄ Dress warmly. Wear layers of loose-fitting, layered, lightweight clothing.
❄ Ensure you have the proper equipment in a winter car kit. Be prepared!
Myth: Every possible risk
needs a safety sign
It painted Emily’s throat
bright red,
And swelled poor
Grace’s head;
Ava had a fever,
And a cough put Tom to
bed.
The reality
The moral of this little
tale
Is very quickly said –
Jack could have saved a
lot of pain
With just one day in
bed!
Safety signs are useful when there’s a
significant risk which can't be avoided or
controlled in any other way. But that
doesn't mean you should add a sign for
every possible risk, however trivial.
Using too many signs just guarantees no
one will read any of them.
Where there are serious risks in your
workplace, don’t just rely on signs - take
practical steps to deal with them. If you do
need a sign, make sure it has the right
symbol and is clearly visible.
Source: HSE – Health & Safety Executive
This information brought to you by Safety Services
Newfoundland Labrador (formerly the
Newfoundland and Labrador Safety Council). If you
would like more information, please contact us at
(709) 754-0210.
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