July: Take A Break For Your Safety
An accident can be caused by you or another due to lack of sleep or overworking. Avoid a near miss or an accident by getting the proper amount of sleep and rest.
For Zahncroft Dairy, an employee had a near miss due to not having enough rest. While operating heavy machinery, an employee started drifting off and falling asleep.
Instead of trying to power through, he set an alarm on his phone and took a short nap. After the nap, he felt in a better position to operate equipment. Instead of feeling like he had to keep going, he recognized that it was not safe to continue without some rest.
If it means safety for you and your surroundings, remember to take a break to reset.