CHWCA administers a safety award campaign called “Cash for Culture Safety Award.” The goal is to promote a positive safety culture…one idea at a time. Employees of member agencies can win cash awards up to $500 by submitting their safety ideas and solutions. Member agencies can also receive up to a $6,000 award by winning the most proactive and innovative safety program submitted. All employee and agency submissions are due by October 31, 2023.
We encourage you to identify ways where the program can specifically help your agency promote a positive safety culture. Marketing materials and reminders will be sent throughout the year to help promote participation. Consider promoting the program during staff meetings, emailing the Application Form to employees, or posting the Application Form in employee break rooms.
CHECK OUT THE “WINNERS” OF THE 2022 CASH FOR SAFETY CULTURE – 2022 Winners
2022 RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
The agency submitting the “Most Outstanding Award” and the employee submitting the “Most Outstanding Suggestion” will be invited to present their submission to the CHWCA Board of Directors at the Annual CHWCA Board Meeting in May 2023.
Highlights of agency and employee submissions for 2022 are posted below by hazard category.
Hazard Description: Inadequate/outdated ventilation system in room areas creates poor air quality for employees and sensitive groups. This was mostly observed in bathroom areas. The buildup of dust, dirt and grime can have a increasing effect on employees’ health and the work environment.
Safety Idea: Provide janitorial or housekeeping staff with upgraded resources to clean vents thoroughly, especially in bathrooms. Tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) like vacuums and face masks to prevent buildup and breathing in the dust or impacted air would help.
Implementation and Outcomes:
Remove the fire hazard from the collection of dust, lint, and other flammable debris;
Create a clean air environment for employees in the office space and bathrooms;
Keep spaces free of dust/lint that improves overall cleanliness for the agency which improves morale!
Hazard Description: IT and maintenance staff are regularly required to use company vehicles to respond to service requests. During these routes, agency vehicles are exposed to possible accidents, insurance fraud, property theft, and traffic citations or moving violations.
Safety Idea: Protect the agency and the driver in the case of any of these events occurring by installing dash cameras in agency vehicles.
Implementation and Outcomes:
Advanced a safer workplace culture and defensive driving habits using recordings that can showcase accident causes, theft incidents, injury claims, moving violations or traffic patterns.
Hazard Description: Limited visibility in company vehicles when backing
Safety Idea: Implement pre-trip inspections of the vehicle and take time to defog and adjust mirrors in the morning. This will maximize full visibility behind the vehicles. Install back up cameras on vans and trucks that do not have full visibility when backing up, as well as beeping machines that engage when the vehicles are put in reverse mode.
Implementation and Outcomes:
Add controls and safer practices to increased visibility in taking the time to adjust mirrors which could prevent costly accidents in the future.
Hazard Description: Electrical cords that are cluttered or where daisy-chained extensions are present can create an electrical hazard. Agency staff is not aware of this fire hazard.
Safety Idea: IT staff and be directed to inspect cubicles to clear up clutter and alleviate these hazards. Trained staff in fire prevention should be setting up cubicle and computer equipment. Fire prevention training should also be provided to agency staff.
Implementation and Outcomes: Train staff in fire prevention awareness and safe housekeeping practices.
Hazard Description: Too many safety procedures and protocols to keep track of at the agency.
Safety Idea: Create one comprehensive document or repository that is succinct, easy to locate or access, and placed on each floor of the administrative offices, HCV buildings, and at each public housing office site. A sample of an emergency booklet at a big box retailer was provided. The booklet uses colorful tabs with each procedure and is easy to follow.
Implementation and Outcomes: An agency can create a similar comprehensive booklet that is easy to locate and easy to follow by all staff.
Hazard Description: During our active shooter training, I realized I did not know the extension number to reach the front door security guard. If there was an issue or emergency, there would be no way to alert the security guard unless in person. After obtaining the phone number and extension of the security guard, I realized this would be hard to remember in an emergency situation.
Safety Idea: Use of speed dial feature on my desk phone or mobile phone.
Implementation and Outcomes: I feel it’s something simple and easy that everyone could remember would allow us to reach the front desk lobby security quicker than if we needed to search for the extension number or have to go physically down to inform him (if that is even an option).
Hazard Description: In the event of an emergency situation requiring all employees and visitors to exit the building, and an elevator is not accessible, a means of assisting a person who cannot manage stairs is needed.
Safety Idea: Provide a foldable stair lift chair to get the employee or guest down the stairs and out of the building. A sample of a foldable lift chair is provided in the submission and costs are approximately $600. This lift chair which can be attached to the wall in the stairwell on the first floor or stored in the stairwell. In case of emergency anyone will have access to this stair lift chair.
Implementation and Outcomes: Use grant funds or other funds to purchase a lift chair for the stairwell.
Hazard Description: Poor housekeeping in general office areas and exit routes are not clear of large items. This presents a hazard for safe walkways and exit routes in the event of an emergency.
Safety Idea: Keep exit routes and all general office areas clear of clutter and big items to ensure safe passage and exit. This idea is not just for employees, but for others that might be in your office, such as visitors or first responders (police and fire).
Implementation and Outcomes: Conduct hazard inspections and implement training for staff on good housekeeping practices. Do this twice a year.
Hazard Description: When there is not enough messaging that promotes positive reinforcement and safety in the workplace, this can create stress and complacency with employees. Slips, trips, and fall injuries are rising from a lack of organization.
Safety Idea: Employees and organization can show gratitude. A simple “thank you” goes a long way in helping employees feel valued and appreciated. Develop a wellness program that promotes the following:
Implementation and Outcomes:
Employees will care more about their workspace resulting in less turnover, healthier work environment, reduced health issues and stress. Employees will be more focused on the task/job at hand to avoid work injuries toward themselves and toward others. Employees will be more focused on putting stuff away to avoid slips, trips, and falls.
Hazard Description: Working long periods of time at our computers may cause headaches and body aches from not moving around.
Safety Idea: Reminders can be sent to computers that show a stretch and a 30 second countdown throughout the day to remind people to rest their eyes and stretch their bodies.
Implementation and Outcome: People will have more energy, less migraines, and able to assist clients better.
Hazard Description: Remote working and ergonomics. As some employees periodically work remotely, they may not have the proper ergonomics set up to avoid injury outside of the office workplace.
Safety Idea: Create questionnaire on work conditions remotely including lighting and workstation set up. The items to assess would be posture, level of monitor according to recommended height to avoid neck strain, mouse positioning for wrist and shoulder comfort, height of desk and chair and types. After the employee returns their answers, a supply request could provide any essential items to improve the employee’s comfort.
Implementation and Outcome: avoidance of injury and any future worker’s compensation claims or employee time off for doctors’ appointments. Employees will fell more comfort thereby increasing productivity of work function.
With jobs becoming more digitalized, workplace injuries associated with prolong sitting are becoming more frequent. With the help of ergonomic office furniture, there are a few more things that can help reduce the unnecessary injuries and pain.
Provide five [sic] simple ideas on how to reduce the strain on the body by:
Adjusting the right height on chairs and desk
Optimize the keyboard and mouse location relative to the body and screen
Reduce the monitor and screen glare by providing covers or eyewear (computer glasses)
Provide foot rest to reduce the strain on the body
Implementation and Outcome:
By providing and implementing some of the points above, one can see the improvement
adjusting the chair can maintain proper alignment of your lower body, thus reducing the:
unnecessary pressure to the lower back
by centering and adjusting the angle of the keyboard and mouse (ergonomic position), The user will reduce pressure to the shoulders and wrist by maintaining neutral posture
by using antiglare screen cover or blue light blocking glasses (computer glasses), it reduces the blue light exposure causing less eyestrain and improve the quality of sleep – which is vital to workplace safety
foot rest helps to reduce back strain and allows the user to change position by shifting their weight help reduce back strain and allow a worker to change positions by shifting weight. It helps with posture alignment, reduce fatigue, and ease pain or discomfort in the feet, ankles, knees, and thighs.
Hazard Description: Most of the agency was sent home to telework during the unknown days of COVID-19. In doing so, I noticed that I have endured so many health issues since working from home. Also in the office some of the same issues occur at my workstation. The agency has not provided the correct workstation for home or office so employees don’t lose their health trying to work in unfit workstations. Some of the health issues are aches and pains in legs, hips and back wrist pain and knee strains that affect the usage of your knees.
Safety Idea: I believe that COVID-19 has taught us to change up things a bit in the event something like this happens again. In preparing, our agency should invest in making every workstation in office or at home ergonomic for all staff by providing safety videos on how an ergonomic station looks at home or work. 2. Provide necessary work equipment such as correct chairs that support your posture including your back, keyboards that provide flexibility and strength in your fingers, wrists and arms or sit and stand desk.
Implementation and Outcome: By providing some of the items listed above would improve our health overall and lessen some of the health issues by sitting and standing at times to release stiffness and stretch, build and strengthen posture for less back issues and safety videos will increase education on how to continue to work using the correct workstation and prevent some of the health issues listed nor create more health concerns.
Hazard Description: Employees whose work is primarily completed on a computer often experience eyestrain and retinal damage. Staring at a computer screen can cause the eyes to become tired, dry, or strained. When not staring at a screen, humans normally blink approximately 15 to 20 times a minute, which spreads tears evenly over the eyes (www.webmd.com/eye-health/prevent-digital-eyestrain). Unfortunately, we blink half as often while using digital screens. Fewer blinks combined with the screens glare, flickering, and contrast of text against a bright background cannot only strain the eyes but also cause retinal damage (www.cleavelandeyeclinic.com/2021/07/16).
Safety Idea: According to the Cleveland Eye Clinic, the easiest way to protect the patient from the effects of digital screens is the so-called 20/20/20 rule. For each 20 minutes spent staring at a screen, look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. The change in focal distance and light intensity provides the eyes with a break. WebMD recommends an additional break of 15 minutes for every two hours of screen time. Other protective measures include using a matte screen filter, adjusting the screen’s distance from the eyes, working in a well-lit room, making the text larger, adjusting the color of the screen to give off less blue light, and increase the contrast of the screen.
Implementation and Outcome: From 2016 to 2019, my workday required approximately 4 hours of screen time. Then in 2020, my workday required 9 hours of screen time. After the change, not only did my eyes feel strained with the increase in screen time, but my eye doctor also commented on the change in my prescription in 2021, approximately one year with the increased daily screen time. Before 2021 my vision prescription was relatively stable, with only minor changes. While this example is only anecdotal and the increase screen time may not cause change in vision prescription, it is noteworthy that after using the 20/20/20 rule in 2022 and taking a longer break after a few hours of working on a screen, my eyes feel less strained at the end of the day.
Hazard Description: Most of the lighting in our offices are not updated with more efficient and warmer lighting. Our current lighting is harsh fluorescent lighting, and this has been proven to cause eye strain and headaches. Exposure to harsh fluorescent lighting can cause eye strain and blurred vision. The longer you’re exposed to the light, the more likely you’ll experience the problem. Symptoms of eyestrain include sore, burning, watery or dry eyes. Double vision and increase sensitivity to light can also occur. Headaches are common, especially if the fluorescent lights flicker. If you suffer from migraines, exposure to the lights may cause more frequent episodes.
Overhead fluorescent lights aren’t the only hazard. Most of the lighting in our offices are not updated with more efficient and warmer lighting.
Safety Idea: After some research, one of the top five ways to improve the workplace environment is to improve the lighting. In general, warmer yellow or orange lights tend to be better for relaxing. Cool blue and white lights are good for working, waking up, and concentrating. An improvement could include letting in more natural light during different times of the day. This is proven to elevate moods and to increase productivity. And upgrade to our office lighting can increase the productivity and moods of our staff. Exposure to natural elements such as greenery and sunlight has proven to improve employee mood and mental health. If getting natural light is too challenging, try to bring in lamps to provide plenty of light to keep your mood and energy levels high.
Implementation and Outcome: Improving our work environment is important because it allows us to feel more efficient, productive and motivated. Improving our surroundings and developing a positive atmosphere can make us feel more enthusiastic about attending work and completing projects. Improving the work environment also helps employees feel more empowered and focused, which may boost morale of everyone in the office.
Hazard Description: Employees are using the oven or stove top at the workplace and on a few occasions, have left the burner on. This can cause a fire or burn injury exposure.
Safety Idea: Investing in devices or appliances with more robust safety shut off capabilities or smart technology that can generate alarms or send alerts to your phone.
Implementation and Outcome: While most appliances already have emergency shut off features, this will have the added benefit of preventing emergencies or injuries altogether and avoiding workplace disruptions such a smoke or odor.
Hazard Description: Company fleet vehicles are used by various employees from different departments and not sanitized regularly. With the COVID-19 virus, fleet vehicles could be a hotspot for passing the virus from one employee to another possibly compromising service to the public if a department is shorthanded due to staff being out sick.
Safety Idea: Agency can supply sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer in all fleet vehicles. Staff can be instructed to wipe down the door handles, steering wheel, and gear knob before driving out of the parking lot. Staff can also be instructed to use hand sanitizer when returning to the fleet vehicle after entering a resident’s unit to help minimize the chances of getting or spreading Covid-19.
Implementation and Outcome: significant decrease in the number of employees who have missed work due to contracting the COVID-19 virus.
Hazard Description: Inconsistent tracking and completion of the monthly site inspection form. This form is currently used manually and need to be scanned and emailed as an attachment.
Safety Idea: Convert the physical form that is completed manually to an online form in Google forms or MS Office Forms. This would enable an online submission that goes directly to HR or the head of safety. Electronic workflow alerts can be used for a monthly reminder to automatically go out to remind each person responsible for completing the form.
Implementation and Outcome: The online form can keep monthly track of all sites/locations and can alert HR which sites have not completed the monthly form to send out reminders.
Hazard Description: We receive our deliveries and mail to the second floor mail room. When we have large or heavy deliveries there is not always a cart available to transport them to our floor.
Safety Idea: I recommend adding one or two additional carts in the mail room.
Implementation and Outcome: The additional carts would increase safety rather than people carrying heavy boxes that could result in injury.
Implementation and Outcome:
Hazard Description: Losing track of a supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a maintenance van.
Safety Idea: Designate a safety station location in the maintenance van. The safety station is where eye protection, hearing protection, gloves, and other safety items reside. The employee chooses a specific designated location within their van. This solution will reduce the amount of time looking for PPE in the van if the employee returns the PPE to their safety station.
Implementation and Outcome: As a former maintenance technician, I found that when I placed items in the same spot in the van it was much easier to find what I needed. If the employee can get into the habit of placing PPE in their vehicle safety station, they will be more likely to be able to find it and ultimately use it.
Hazard Description: Reporting safety hazards should not make a person feel like they are tattling or causing a ruckus especially if they report problems multiple times. All employees and tenants should feel like they can report any and all safety concerns as soon as they see them and as often as is necessary. Fear of being seen as a whistleblower by peers or supervisors or as a nagging tenant are real and may reduce reporting. Reporting safety concerns should also be safe and easy so that there are minimal to no barriers that may cause a person to second-guess whether or not they should report a problem.
Safety Idea: Agencies should have a program in place that allows employees and tenants to anonymously report safety hazards so that they feel that they can be heard without a consequence. An agency should have an area on their website that is conspicuous and simple so the tenants or anyone in the public can anonymously report a hazard or concern. There should be a place where employees can report anonymously on areas that the public would obviously not have access to such as offices and maintenance shops. These reports should then be immediately sent to a safety officer’s or supervisor’s email and/or phone. Agencies could also have a tip line that people can call in and leave a message specifically for safety concerns that gets transferred to an emergency line that sends a message to a safety officer or supervisor’s email and/or phone.
Implementation and Outcome: Safety hazard reporting should be secure, simple, and protect the caller. Having a conspicuous and anonymous safety reporting system in place will encourage, simplify, and expedite safety hazard reporting and correction as employees and tenants feel they don’t have to expose themselves to questioning, stigmas, and retaliations.
Hazard Description: Violence at the workplace.
Safety Idea: A security guard is needed from start of business day to close of business day (7 AM to 6 PM) for everyone’s safety. In addition, more interviewing rooms are needed to accommodate more clients which will prevent them from coming to the office.
Implementation and Outcome: Hire security to cover business hours and make room for more interviewing rooms.
Hazard Description: The back door is being left open at our office space which create a safety risk and property theft exposure. Staff is observed using a chair to hold open the back door that leads to a patio. Some of us work late and you can see inside once it gets dark. We also had someone break a window trying to steal a laptop that was visible from outside.
Safety Idea: Install a buzzer that goes off after the door is left open for more than one minute (example)
Tinting the windows or install the same blinds that are in the lobby will help anyone from seeing anyone or anything from outside.
Fix the door to allow easy, safe in and out access. Set an alarm on it, so if someone forgets to lock it triggers an alarm or reminder.
Hazard Description: At the central office, we enter through an alley into the back door. There are several people that come in early or leave late. The lack of adequate lighting can pose as a safety issue. We have several non-employees that frequent our dumpster area that is right next to the entrance.
Safety Idea: I would suggest putting spotlights on the building next to the back door entrance. When we turned the corner to walk into the entryway of the back door, it is only lit up by the door. Extra bright lighting could steer those that hid in the dumpster area or are asleep by the bushes. Motion detector lights would be a great solution as well.
Implementation and Outcome: Extra lighting would provide a sense of safety knowing that you can see what you were walking into. The lighting will also light up the Ali area to assist in deterring crimes that may occur.
Hazard Description: Wet floors in front of the sinks in the bathrooms. This causes slippery floors which could lead to slips and fall injuries.
Safety Idea: An easy and cost-effective solution is to get non-skid floor mats to put in front of the sink areas.
Implementation and Outcome: By placing the non-skid floor mats in front of the sink areas, this will help prevent slips and fall incidents and injuries.
Hazard Description: Employees do not have a designated smoking area. Cigarettes are accumulated on the edge of our housing office main parking lots. With the dry debris, this causes a fire hazard.
Safety Idea: Smoking employees deserve a weather protected designated smoking area where cigarettes can be properly disposed in an ashtray or receptable and is cleaned by janitorial services.
Maybe the area can be a couple of parking spaces behind the housing building that has weatherproof cover and disposal, seating etc.
Implementation and Outcome: Increased employee morale for those who desire a smoking break with colleagues.
Increase the beautification of the working site for all employees.
Increase the health benefits of non-smokers or pregnant or sensitive groups.
Ultimately decrease the fire hazard it creates for all employees.
Hazard Description: Stress is the biggest issue right now for most of the people at work. It could be because of workplace or family issues that will result in different diseases like diabetes, psychological issues and cardiac arrest.
Safety Idea: There must be an employee open communication or therapy session with some experts outside the organizations to discuss issues they have without any hesitation. This outlet will also help the organization to resolve the issues and make employees more productive.
Another idea to keep the stress level low there must be one day a month where employees can meet and have fun so they can work in a friendly environment the rest of the days.
Implementation and Outcome:
As the result of this employees will be more healthy and more productive for the organization.
The friendly environment helps coworkers work as a team.
Hazard Description: Stress in the workplace
Safety Idea: Implement mini breaks to stand up and walk away for a moment. Ideas may include: Go get a cup of coffee; take a walk outside; ask for help from coworkers.
Implementation and Outcome: Changing your environment can help calm you down. Getting away from the stressful situation allows you to re-gather your thoughts. Getting fresh air actually changes hormonal responses.
Hazard Description: Unmarked, low hanging, structurally exposed steel “I-beams“ running at oblique angles relative to the floor beneath can present a hazard to one’s head and upper torso; not only as a result of the diminishing clearance beneath the beam as one nears an exterior wall, but also as a result of the often indistinct, red color of the beam which can blend in with the surrounding iron work making it difficult to discern the hazardous section.
Safety Idea: Specifically, I proposed to mark such beams in our second floor workshop storage area with a high contrast, high visibility paint using stencils to present the words “caution“ and/or “low clearance “ as available space permits. The beams I propose to mark are those in our common storage area that present a clearance, diminishing or otherwise of seven feet (7’) or less in order to make these hazardous parts of the structure distinct from their surroundings and easily visible to those employees tasked with working in the area.
Implementation and Outcome: Individual awareness will always be a factor, however providing the eye with high contrast, highly visible cues to hazards in the immediate area should provide an aid to the effectiveness of one’s personal awareness.
Hazard Description: Mental health training
Safety Idea: I believe for those of us that work with or around mental health client and tenants we should be offered some kind of training to give us a better understanding of how to assess certain situations.
Implementation and Outcome: With this training I believe it will give us a better understanding of how to deescalate a potential threatening situation.
Hazard Description: We do not have trainings on life-threatening events from experienced persons.
Safety Idea: Have someone certified come into the office and offer trainings on:
CPR – Active shooter – Earthquake prepare
Implementation and Outcome: If we have training on the above items, it could assist all of us in the event of any of the above occurs. We would also feel safer knowing we all know what to do in those instances.
Hazard Description: Due to the fact that we work with such a delicate and crucial part of a person’s hierarchy of needs, we encounter moments of high stress, fear and desperation. Staff members are also in a position of high stress due to the workload and working in an environment where we don’t know what emotions we’re going to be interacting with that day. At times clients come into our office upset at whatever is happening with their case and the situation escalates where both they and the employees they’re speaking to a raising their voices and actual communication is the last thing on their minds. I feel that this is a hazard and harms everyone involved, including the agency and other workers who are not directly involved. These types of interactions also have an outside of the office such as when there is disruptive activity between tenants and staff must get involved.
Safety Idea: I believe that requiring all employees who work directly with clients must undergo some sort of de-escalation training to work more effectively with clients. This would hopefully teach employees how to create professional boundaries in the workplace, give them the tools they need to choose how they conduct themselves and difficult situations and have an overall healthier experience at work.
Implementation and Outcome: With this type of training, I can see employees having a clearer understanding of what their role is in this agency while having difficult conversations. I can see there being less verbal altercations in the waiting room, a more professional conduct of personnel when law-enforcement is called on and fewer reminders needed on how to conduct oneself with conflict arises.
Hazard Description: For many years now on a monthly basis there has been a car accident in the inter-section in front of our building. These accidents have been very serious, and sometimes end up on the curb.
Within the last 2 months we had a car jump the curb and drive directly into the building. The car luckily missed employees, but it did end up 30 feet inside the building. This is extremely life threatening to our employees.
Safety Idea To prevent a car from jumping the curb and injuring our employees or driving into our building my proposal is to install protection barriers with fixed bollards. This will protect lives and Agency property. This is a very cheap way of protecting lives and assets.
Hazard Description: My office has a large window in which I can see the entire back parking lot. It can get busy at times with cars going in and out with not much room to spare. I have seen quite a few near misses on vehicles hitting each other. This is often caused by vehicles being parked in random spots that are not marked parking spots. I know how it is, you’re in a hurry and think, “I’m just going to stop here and run in for just a second! “For example, next to the maintenance building or just stopped in the middle of the driveway. This makes it so that if someone is backing out to leave the area, they would easily back into the other vehicle.
Safety Idea: I believe that the probability of a fender bender happening in our back parking lot would be decreased if the vehicles were only parked in marked parking spots. Repainting the lines to mark the spots would help since you can barely see them currently. One could even paint a no parking sign in red on the cement where people often leave their vehicles.
Implementation and Outcome: I think they would be less chance of vehicle accidents which are costly and inconvenient.
Hazard Description: Employees who are entering the shop area are not aware when the maintenance team are leaving the area with vehicles backing out, and forklift work being done.
Safety Idea: My idea is to have a flashing yellow light outside of the shop to let employees know that a vehicle is backing out of the shop or that the forklift is being used.
Implementation and Outcome: The results would be that people who are in the area would be warned that there are people working with the forklift or vehicles backing out, therefore preventing a possible accident.
Here are two scenarios:
This scenario came from experience. You are driving an agency vehicle and it begins to rain. You go to turn on the wiper blades and it turns out the rubber gasket is loose and water is not being wiped away. Not being able to see the road will cause you to crash or hit something on the road.
Once again, you find yourself driving in the rain. Only this time your tires are low on tread. You are one puddle or bump away from hydroplaning and losing control of the vehicle. Tire tread allows your vehicle to grip the road for better traction and it helps with braking. On wet surfaces, having more tread is less likely to cause you to lose control while driving.
Regularly performing a vehicle inspection will help prevent these hazards from occurring. It only takes a few minutes for someone to check the wiper blades and tires. Some tire shops provide free tire rotation. In the process they will inspect the vehicle to make sure it is safe to drive. This includes checking the wiper blades, tire tread and tire health (check for dry rot or cracks).
Replace wiper blades if they are no longer able to adequately remove water from the windshield causing poor visibility.
To meet legal safety standards in the US, a tires tread needs to be at least 2/32” deep. If the tires do not meet the standard, you should replace the tires.
Implementation and Outcome:
Having better visibility when driving in wet weather is less likely to cause you to have an accident since you will now be able to see what’s ahead of you. Also remember to turn on the air if your windows are fogging due to cold/wet weather.
When getting new tires, your tires need to shave off the residual material from the manufacturing process, which doesn’t take long under normal driving conditions. Now that you have more tread, your traction is now much higher and your braking distance is decreased. Whether driving in dry conditions or wet, you are less likely to have or caused an accident.
Hazard Description: An angry person that wants to enter a workplace to cause harm.
Safety Idea: A detecting device that can be installed on every entry door that can sense an angry person with any form of weapon a few steps away from any entrance door and automatically locks all entry doors to the building before he or she can enter the building. It also sets off an alarm to notify the employees inside the building to stay indoors
Implementation and Outcome: The detecting device would keep the employees and anyone else inside the building safe and free from harm. The alarm would scare the angry person away.