Rounding out the top 5 most dangerous jobs in America are Refuse and recyclable material collectors. Why? Because they spend almost their entire day driving. The biggest risk they face are the other drivers on the road, and this is true of all municipal road workers. Public Service Safety exists to keep your people safer on the roads. Watch this short video to learn more about what we offer city roads, parks, waste, and utility services.
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Simply put, the road is filled with idiots. They’re a danger to themselves. Worst of all, they’re a danger to others. It seems there are more and more selfish people out there willing to risk the lives of others, and for what? To watch a Youtube video? To stream Netflix? It’s downright scary. Public Service Safety exists to educate your workers on how to stay safe on the roads. Driving is the most dangerous aspect of your workers’ jobs, and it’s because other people put them in danger.
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Pedestrian accidents are common, costly, and often times fatal – even at low speeds. That’s why we’re glad to see someone singing a similar tune that we’ve sung for almost 25 years. The Delaware Office of Highway Safety should be proud to know that they’re being proactive about safety. However, there is another component missing still. Their campaign focuses on educating pedestrians on safe street-crossing habits. That’s a commendable goal, but what about drivers? Specifically, what about your drivers? At Public Service Safety, we say control what you can control. We have decades of best-practices and world-class safety
Utility crews were dispatched recently to aid those without power in the wake of Hurricane Michael. This is far from the first time our public servants have come to the rescue, yet most people probably don’t recognize the vital role they play in our everyday lives. Let’s simply take this moment to recognize the great work they do and the danger they face every day on the job. We wouldn’t get far without them.
As a member of the Alabama Chiefs of Police Emergency Response, Rogersville Police Chief Terry Holden was keeping an eye on Hurricane
Construction zones increase the risk of traffic accidents – it seems like a fact of life. This is, in part, due to the carelessness of amateurs who happen to be driving through them. But did you know workers’ unsafe behaviors greatly add to the risk as well? It happens every day. Workers make dangerous maneuvers behind the wheel. They don’t wear proper PPE like safety vests while on work sites. Or, they fail to stay behind the barricade. These behaviors often lead to fatal accidents. With an ounce of prevention, you can greatly reduce these accidents and increase the
A public servant is hit by an amateur driver while doing his job. Accidents like this happen almost every day. This time, the driver fled the scene, fearing legal retaliation. When a worker is injured in this way, justice ought to be served, but blame shouldn’t be the focal point. It’s important to turn our focus to prevention. When you educate and train your employees to see and avoid risk, they become safer. Thus, accidents like this one are prevented. It’s no secret that the other drivers aren’t looking out for your employees.
There are several steps to reducing the risk of a vehicular accident. You can avoid the risk in the first place by never getting in the vehicle. You can eliminate unsafe road conditions and unsafe vehicles which increase risk. And, you can engineer risk away by creating, designing, and inventing safety measures. Roundabouts fall into the latter category. When cities implement more roundabouts in place of traffic lights, they are engineering safety. They are creating something that reduces the risk of an accident. However, there is another step to reducing risk that is often overlooked: human behavior. When you
Public service employees have to work in all sorts of conditions. Sometimes, that means they’re driving in snow, ice, and fog. While the citizens of your community are at home as snug as a bug in a rug your people are out on the streets clearing the roads, patching holes, or trying to get the power restored. Remind your employees that when driving in adverse conditions, they need to slow down and leave even more room all around their vehicle.
With winter looming, more public workers are needed to keep-up with road work. These workers will be dedicated to keeping drivers out there safe, but are they keeping themselves safe? How can you know your new hires won’t cause you problems worse than staff issues? The fact is, a large influx of new employees opens you up to risk of more accidents. Public Service Safety offers an easy solution. Our world-class training program will allow you to seamlessly teach your employees, new hires and veterans alike, how to avoid vehicular accidents. They’ll make themselves and others around them
If you’ve been following any of our past blogs, you might know where Public Service Safety stands on a tragedy like this one. Every accident is preventable, and we exist to teach your people how to prevent them. Your employees face tremendous risk every time they drive or set foot onto a public roadway. Most of the time, it’s other people creating this risk for them, but that doesn’t mean it’s hopeless. Our world-class training was created to teach your employees how to avoid an accident even when others are behaving in unsafe ways around them. We want