April is National Distracted Driving Month
According to the National Safety Council, cognitively distracted drivers can miss up to 50 percent of their driving environment, including stop signs, pedestrians and red lights. And drivers talking on cell phones − handheld or hands-free − are four times as likely to crash.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Take some time to remind your employees that focusing on anything other than driving, including eating and drinking; reading a map; adjusting a radio or talking on the phone; while behind the wheel can put themselves and others in serious danger.
If you would like to borrow any of the HM training videos on distracted driving, please contact me.
For great resource materials to use in your employee safety awareness program, visit www.distraction.gov
Stay safe, and arrive alive!
Workplace safety is a focus of the Canon-McMillan School District. The committee’s mission is to take a critical look at workplace safety while helping to find cost savings. The committee has equal representation from administration and staff, including teachers, transportation personnel, building administrators, secretaries, custodians, cafeteria workers and Administration Building staff. Each committee member receives mandatory training annually. The safety committee has earned approval from the Department of Labor and Industry as a Workplace Safety Committee. In 2007, the committee earned the PSBA (Pennsylvania School Boards Association) Insurance Trust Safety Award acknowledging the district for its proactive approach to safety/loss control. The district stays on top of safety issues and concerns using an on-line reporting system and monthly meetings. The meetings are conducted in a different facility each month. At the conclusion of the committee’s formal meeting, a site walk-through is done and a safety checklist is completed for that building. The committee’s findings are then shared with the building principal or supervisor prior to leaving the building. If any safety violation is found, that building is revisited. All major findings have been remedied. The Workplace Safety Committee has now grown to include a Transportation Safety Sub Committee. The Workplace Safety Committee also analyzes Workers’ Compensation claims and looks for ways to avoid future occurrences. Mrs. Joni Mansmann, Director of Business and Finance, says, “The commitment to safety is evident in every building we have visited.”
The Safety Committee consists of:
Mr. Scott Chambers Committee Chairman / Assistant Superintendent
Mansmann, Director of Business and Finance;
Karen Dorgan, Maintenance Department Secretary;
Mrs. Donna Barca, Executive Assistant
Mr. Matt Zewalk, Maintenance Coordinator
Mr. Matt Harding, Director of Facilities
Mr. Michael Daniels, Superintendent
Linda Camerson, Hills Elem.
Mr. Steve Lucas, Maintenance
Ms. Stacey Waffensmith, Nutrition, Inc
Mr. Casey Thompson, Technology
Mr. Bill Hampson, Transportation
Ms. Charlotte Zaricki, Transportation
1 North Jefferson Ave
Canonsburg PA 15317
Chairperson of the Safety Committee
Mr. Scott Chambers