Monthly Archives: January 2014

Nothing but…A Close Call

Close calls are at the bottom of the safety pyramid. But, they can escalate.

We’ve all had them. That close call where you almost got hit by a speeding car, that time you almost slipped and fell, that time you got lost with a dead battery. Don’t feel bad, because we’ve all had close calls. we all take that deep breath and forget about it the incident. However, don’t be so quick to forget about that close call. It may be a warning to change your practices or how you act, before your close call actually turns dangerous.

If you’ve had a close call at work, let your boss or supervisor know. They don’t want you getting hurt anymore than you want to. If safety is becoming an issue in your workplace, than maybe it’s time to bring in a safety consulting firm to implement safety practices.

If you’ve had a close call while driving, you know it can be scary. Car accidents are no joke, and safety on the road should be taken very seriously. If you are worried about your skill set when it comes to driving, then see if you can enroll yourself in a driver refresher course. Unfortunately when it comes to driving, there aren’t many alternatives unless you are in a large city. Carpooling, walking or biking are always other options as well.

If you’ve ever had a close call while at home, whether it be a slip in a kitchen or a trip down the stairs without breaking or injuring anything, count yourself lucky. However, next time you might not be so lucky. This about any hazards in your hallways or stairs, any slippery surfaces. When it comes to clutter and stuff, less is more.

When it comes to close calls, let’s be optimistic and hope that no accidents happen. But, let’s be safe, just in case they do.

Nothing but…A Little Cold

It’s midway through this winter, and it’s certainly feeling quite arctic. Cars are groaning to a start, pipes are starting to freeze, sidewalks are turning into rinks and so on. Then one day when you pick up your mail your heating bill comes, and your heart almost stops looking at the amount due. How can one place rack up so much in heat? But then you remember, the temperature outside is flirting with below zero and your windows are starting to frost over.

Check out these couple of tips on how to save yourself some money when it comes to your heating bill this winter:

1. Lower your thermostat either when you’re gone for the day at work or during the night.
2. Invest in drapes or blinds that will further bock the cold air from sneaking in. You want to keep the cold air out and the warm air in.
3. Call a local plumber or someone who can check the outside of your house for leaks or openings. If you house feels drafty at all, chances are you’re wasting heat.
4. Space heaters sometimes take up more energy than your normal heating unit. Sometimes, blankets are the best bet.

Keep warm this winter, friends!