Auto Accident

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AUTO ACCIDENT:

The chances of getting into a car accident at least once in your life are estimated to be more than 95 percent. This is a pretty good reason to make sure you are always alert when driving and educated on the appropriate procedures. You should ALWAYS wear your seat belt. Although the risk of injury or death due to an accident is very high, cars are actually much safer than they have ever been before. The retractable seat belt was invented in the 1940s and was offered as an “option” on cars not until the 1950s (Courtley, 2012). They were not mandatory in all cars in the US until 1968. It wasn’t until the nineties that most states passed laws requiring drivers to wear one. Another improvement in car safety is the incorporation of air bags. Air bag technology was invented to protect astronauts initially, when spacecraft’s were…

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Cart safety checklist for business!

Everyone hates getting that noisy cart. Great safety checklist for businesses who use carts.

CARE Maintenance

Many store managers do not realize that improper functioning carts are a liability to employees, businesses, and to the safety of customers. The following checklist will help you decide if there are potential hazards with your fleet.

ANY CART THAT HAS MISSING PARTS, DAMAGE, DEFECTS, OR ANY OTHER FORM OF NEEDED REPAIR SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM SERVICE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL A REPAIR IS MADE.

 

  • Safety warning on child seating area is intact and legible.
  • Seat belt is in working order, and able to be buckled appropriately
  • No missing components on the cart
  • All fasteners are secure and tight.
  • Wheels and castors:
    • Not loose, missing, or bent.
    • Wheels roll freely.
    • There is no noise coming from the wheels.
    • Wheel wears evenly, and is still adequate for use.
  • All areas on cart are intact and there are no protrusions that can cause injury.
  • Welds are intact.
  • Joints are intact.
  • Cart is level…

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