The National Fire Protection Association reports that over the Thanksgiving season, fire departments respond to an average of 1,000 turkey frying incidents. These accidents also cause about $15 million of property damage each year. Besides having a stellar home insurance plan, it’s important to know the other preventative measures to take before, during, and after frying up this famous Thanksgiving fowl. Here are some tips for deep frying your turkey so that you don’t have to make an emergency call to your fire department or your home insurance agent.
Working on the side of the road as a tow truck operator can be dangerous and, at times, frightening. Many of the risks you and your drivers face aren’t under your direct control – for example, you can’t stop someone else from texting behind the wheel, and you can’t make it stop raining. But you can do your best to create a culture of safety at your business in an effort to keep your drivers out of harm’s way.
What’s a culture of safety, you may ask?
It means that safety is a fundamental part of what your business is. Safety is so deeply ingrained in your tow truck business that it influences how your employees act and go about their jobs.
So, how can you create a culture of safety?
Let’s take a look at these seven tips for creating a culture of safety.
Trampolines can provide hours of entertainment. Kids love them and could probably bounce all day if you let them. For some reason, jumping up and down never gets old. But trampolines aren’t necessarily the safest activity for kids. In fact, the risk of injury (strains, sprains, broken bones, fractures, and head injuries) is so great that the American Academy of Pediatrics advises against allowing youngsters to bounce on trampolines. But if you have a trampoline or you’re going to get one, there are a few trampoline safety tips you should follow to reduce the risk of someone getting hurt.
The towing industry comes with its fair share of risks and dangers. As a tow truck operator, you know the road can be a scary place sometimes. However, there are ways that you can manage the risks that you and your drivers face. Having written workplace safety policies for your towing business is a great way to emphasize safety at your business and keep you and your drivers out of harm’s way.
Here are 5 workplace safety policies or protocols you can consider implementing at your business.
Although summer doesn’t officially start until mid-June, the weather says otherwise. It definitely feels like summer out there, what with the high temperatures, humidity, and sunlight. You might be a fan of the warm weather or you might prefer the indoors, but either way, it’s important to be prepared for the dangers you’ll face as a tow truck driver during the summer. There are a bunch of new risks to contend with. So, how can you stay safe?
Your employees are your business’s greatest strength. They’re the ones who make the magic happen, right? So, as an employer and business owner, you would be devastated if one of your workers got hurt on the job. It’s your legal responsibility to provide a safe workplace, which is a pretty serious job. Sure, workers’ comp insurance is great, but why not head off an accident before it happens?
Fortunately, we’ve got some tips to help you step up workplace safety at your business. Check out the following eight points.
Something about cell phones is too tempting to ignore. Though we know that we shouldn’t text and drive, somehow it happens anyway – and often with disastrous consequences. According to the National Highway Transportation Administration, 391,000 were injured and over 3,400 were killed in distracted driving accidents in 2015. The CDC reports that every day in the United States about nine people are killed and 1000 are injured in crashes that involve a distracted driver. As a tow truck operator, you and your drivers spend hours on the road, and it’s essential that your full attention is on the task at hand. We’ll take a look at why texting and driving is so deadly for tow truck drivers.
Fire has captured the imagination of men since the beginning of civilization. Combine that with the curiosity of a child and you have a deadly combination.
Between the years 2007 and 2011, an average of 7,100 home structure fires per year were caused by children play with lighters and matches. Sadly, every year an average of 77 people die in their homes because of these fires and another 750 are sent to the emergency room because of injuries. This causes approximately $172 million in property damage annually.
Prevent House Fires using these space heater safety tips
As winter draws near you might want to take out your little space heater to take the chill out of the morning air.
Well, STOP. Don’t do anything until you read this first.