Earthquakes in many areas of the country may be inevitable, but damage from them is not. The steps you take before, during and after an earthquake will help make you be safer and reduce injuries, damage and losses. First and foremost, plan for the personal safety of you and your family. By having a solid personal safety plan in place, you will be better able to help your employer if you are not worrying about your loved ones. The resource section of this guide contains links to a variety of sites which will help you to better prepare for an earthquake.
Before An Earthquake
During An Earthquake - If You Are Inside
During An Earthquake - If You Are Outside
During An Earthquake - If You Are In An Automobile
After An Earthquake - Evacuation
After An Earthquake - Additional Instructions
After An Earthquake - If You Are Trapped In A Building
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Join the National Safety Council during the month of April to help make our roadways and our people safer. Whether you’re driving a fire truck, patrol car, dump truck, or just headed home after work, attentive driving is more important than ever.
Tack Action Today Commit to driving distraction-free by taking the NSC Just Drive Pledge.
Having the Difficult Conversations
The use of electronic devices behind the wheel is all too common these days. In fact, many of these devices are being built into our vehicles, making them very tempting to use. However, they are also extremely dangerous – even if you’re using them hands-free. While you may understand the danger these devices pose and avoid using them yourself while driving, you’ve probably been in a vehicle with another person who has driven distracted. Did you say anything?
We’ve all been in one of the following scenarios where we weren’t sure what to say in order to preserve our safety and the safety of those around us. It’s your right to get to where you’re going safely.
Distracted Driving Costs
Consider the financial impact a distracted driving incident could have on your organization.
Tips for Putting the Brakes on Distracted Driving
Tips to Avoid Aggressive Driving
Research also indicates that aggressive driving on your part or by other drivers can be distracting because it takes your mind away from driving. The following tips can help you avoid being an aggressive driver:
The Problem is Everywhere, But So Is the Solution
How prevalent is distracted driving? Take a look for yourself. You’ll see drivers on their phones. You’ll see them attending to children in the back seat. You’ll see them checking directions on their GPS devices. You’ll catch them eating. You’ll see them daydreaming. But don’t take too long to look, because that would make you a distracted driver as well. Distracted driving is a bad habit many drivers have developed, and the best way to put the brake on it is through continued driver education and monitoring.
National High Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – Distracted Driving Awareness