Holiday Safety Tips to Share with
As the holiday season approaches, the potential for accidents, injuries
and other mishaps increases. Help make the holidays a time of joy for
your employees and ensure a safe return to work with the following tips:
- If selecting a live Christmas tree be sure it is fresh. Dry trees
can be a potential fire hazard.
- Keep trees, both live and artificial, away from heat sources such
as ducts and fireplaces.
- Examine lights before hanging. Inspect before placing and always unplug
before leaving the house or going to bed.
- Candles should never be left unattended. Make sure candles are in
holder that will not tip.
- When preparing holiday meals, always remember: keep hot foods hot
and cold foods cold. Keep food, utensils and preparation surfaces clean.
- Never drink and drive or allow guests to leave while intoxicated.
- If traveling over the holidays, pre-plan the trip allowing for scheduled
rest stops. Have basic emergency equipment handy such as a first-aid
kit, flashlight, spar tire, flares, etc.
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- Avoid excess food, alcohol and caffeine.
- Take time to nurture yourself with a brisk walk outdoors, your favorite
music, a warm bath and a good book.
- Surprise an old friend with a phone call instead of a card.
- Appreciate the simple pleasures of the season: snowflakes falling,
a child's expression of wonder, candlelight, a hot cup of cocoa.
- Forget the "shoulds" and make commitments to do only those
things you and your family really want to do.
- Practice seeing the humor in all of your holiday challenges.
- Plan a special event for you and your family in the New Year to help
beat the post-holiday blues.
- Spend within you budget, and avoid January's financial hangover.
- Remember that each year presents opportunities for remaking old and
adding new traditions to your family's celebrations.
- Embrace a positive attitude of gratitude for all your blessings.