Mark spoke with the staff, well the ones that were able to get her through the storm, yesterday.  The conversation surrounded cell phone safety and highlighted the dangers of using a cell phone on the job.

Distracted driving is not the only danger of a cell phone.  Mark cited an incident in BC where an engineer was fatally injured on the job site while using a cell phone when hit by a truck.

5 things to consider about cell phone safety:

  • Any distraction is a distraction.
  • in an instant of checking a message, you aren’t just endangering yourself, but co-workers.
  • A forklift is a vehicle.
  • Keep your cell phone in you locker to keep everybody safe.
  • Make sure that family know the proper channels to contact you in an emergency.