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  • 1.
  • 2. June: National Safety Month
    Unintentional Deaths in 2009 reach the highest on record - 47% greater than 1992 - the lowest annual total since 1924. This costs employers over $693 billion nationally, or $5,900 per household.
    Overexertion injuries are the third leading cause of unintentional injuries treated in emergency rooms in the United States.
    Falls to a lower level is the second cause of workplace fatalities and is one the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States.
  • 3. Preventing Overexertion
    Stretch before heavy lifting.
    Know your limits.
    Lighten your load with a friend.
    Lift with your legs bent and objects close to your body.
  • 4. Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls
    In 2003: 696 employees died from falling in the workplace.
    The number of fall deaths among those 65 or older is four times the number of fall deaths among all other age groups.
  • 5. Teen Driving Safety
    For 16- to 20-year-olds, nearly one in every three deaths is caused by a vehicle accident. In fact, collisions are the number one cause of teen death. Letting teens know of the special risks they face as new drivers can help them stay safe behind the wheel.
    Each day, there are more than 15 crashes involving drivers between the ages of 15 to 20. Two out of three people killed in crashes involving teen drivers are people other than the teen driver - passengers, occupants of other vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • 6. Preventing Teen Accidents
    Zero tolerance policy for alcohol & drug use
    Ban calling and texting
    Set a curfew
    Give your teen experience behind the wheel
    Make driver education a law in your home
  • 7. Cell Phone Use While Driving
    Crashes from cell phone use are on the rise. Both hand-held and hands-free devices increase driver reaction time and are equally as dangerous. Eight states have implemented handheld cell phone bans and 33 have text messaging bans for all drivers.
    Cell phone usage while driving causes an estimated 28% of all traffic crashes or 1.6 million each year. An estimated 11% of drivers are talking on cell phones at any point of the day.
  • 8. Cell Phone & Driving Safety
    Silence your phone
    Stop texting while driving
    Pull over and park if a call is absolutely necessary
    Set up a voice mail message that explains you’re on the road
  • 9. Motorcycle Safety
    The mileage death rate for motorcyclists was 37 times greater than for passenger car occupants in 2007.
    Motorcycles have a higher fatality rate per unit of distance travelled when compared with automobiles.
  • 10. Motorcycle Safety Cont.
    Don’t just glance, look for all types of vehicles
    Wear bright colors and helmets
    Be extra cautious in intersections
    Understand the vulnerability of a motorcyclist
  • 11. What does BE-Safe mean?
  • 12. BE-Safe… Briggs Equipment Safe
    BE-Safe prevents the most frequent incidents for our company and our industry:
    Strain injuries to the back from lifting, twisting, pulling and pushing
    Auto incidents from rear-end collisions, following too closely, speeding, failing to stop at intersections, weather conditions, driving distractions such as texting or talking on a cell phone, vehicles not maintained properly and DOT citations
    Falls off of equipment from mounting and dismounting improperly, not using a 3-point stance, and not wearing personal fall protection equipment
    Energy type incidents from not properly securing and/or locking and tagging out equipment to prevent any unexpected movement from electrical, gravity, hydraulic or pneumatic energy sources
  • 13. How can you use BE-Safe everyday?
    Slow down when you are driving your vehicle and during every task
    Anticipateevery hazard which may occur during any task, such as someone pulling out in front of you while driving or a sudden stop in traffic, a workload falling or slipping, or flying particles or metal chips while grinding or hammering
    Focuson your job or task at hand, before, during and after completion
    Eliminatethe hazard from the beginning, such as using proper housekeeping, securing equipment by locking it out and/or tagging it out, lifting properly, or ensuring that you have the proper training, tools and PPE