As we move through December our work schedules and personal lives can get so busy. We're trying to wrap up year end work, attend all the social functions and organize our own family plans. We may head into the occasional day with lack of sleep or maybe even a hang-over from the night before. This can all result in a distracted mind. When you're in the middle of something and find your mind wandering, take four seconds to pause, look around and refocus on the task at hand. If you find yourself continually distracted ask yourself if you can/should deal with what is distracting you before resuming your current task.Shovelling. Lovely, abundant shovelling. Some of us may not be in our best shovelling shape. Take breaks and shovel smaller sections so you're not having to lift or throw large amounts over long distances. You can help yourself out by taking our Preventing Back Injury course online. You sit down to your bag lunch and then discover some lovely co-worker has brought in delicious left-overs from the night before to share with everyone. You fill your plate and enjoy your meal. The next thing you know you're suffering from the worst ever case of food poisoning. You're decorating the tree with your family and someone drops an ornament, shattering it. While cleaning it up you cut yourself on the sharp edges. The weather finally clears so you send the kids outside to wear off some pent up energy. Sadly, one comes back with frostbite. Our Red Cross First Aid course will prepare you for these seasonal mishaps.The Christmas season is one of the busiest times for fire departments. To prevent your holiday from going up in smoke:
The Christmas season can be such a beautiful time of giving, family and kindness. Unfortunately, it can also be a time for accidents, injuries and even deaths. Let's all take some time to focus on safety to get us through the holidays.