It’s the season for picnics, parties, and fireworks! Practicing common sense will make the festivities more enjoyable for you and those around you. Here are a few reminders about heat, food, alcohol, and firework safety to prevent sickness and injury, and help keep the fun going all summer long. Continue Reading →

A “Safety Always” Culture Message from SSOE’s Safety Scott”

At SSOE Group, we have a “Safety Always” vision; a mission of “For Safety’s Sake, Do Something”; a goal of “0 Recordable Injuries”; and a motto of “At home, work, or play, its safety every day”. While that all sounds good, and we are trying to instill a safe culture in our employees, it can be challenging. I honestly don’t believe that employees got up from bed, got dressed, and went to work thinking “today is the day that I am going to get hurt”! No one wants to get hurt or even cause an accident. What I do think is that we get caught up in something that causes a distraction to us, therefore exposes us to risk. I do believe that we are willing to take chances due to cost, time, and behaviors that expose us to the dangers we encounter daily. We believe that nothing will happen. Quite frankly, this most likely is not the first time doing the task. So why? Continue Reading →

Traveling in the Sun

At this time of year, the sun is rising just as many people are headed to work or school. Those driving eastbound often put their visors down very low to block the sun. While this helps them see the road, it also limits their field of view. Since many intersections have only the overhead traffic lights (lacking the lights mounted at “street level”), it turns out that putting the visor in the low position means they can’t see the traffic light. Continue Reading →

Rental Car / Driving Safety

Accidents can happen in an instant. Taking your mind off the road to adjust your mirror, to set the GPS, or to look for the heat / AC controls can quickly lead to an accident. Spending a few seconds getting to know your rental vehicle before you drive off the lot can help keep you safe, not to mention others around you on the road. Continue Reading →