Another practice that can cause big problems in work safety is dating and romance at work. This used to be frowned on, and in many companies explicitly prohibited. We all know couples who are happily married who met at work, but we probably know far more that could tell horror stories of romances and love triangles gone horribly wrong at work. And many work place homicides, especially with female victims, have resulted from people dating at work. It may be tempting to date your coworkers, but it’s really not a good idea. If things end badly, then you have to face the other person every day of the week. If things go well, you risk creating resentment on the part of other coworkers who may have been interested in either one of you. It may sound old fashioned and uptight, but with the second leading cause of work place deaths being homicide, it’s strongly advised that you don’t date at work, or have office affairs. Avoid it, and in the long run you’ll be happier and safer.
Car Safety Because cars are such a huge factor in the American way of life, car safety is one area where we can all stand to make improvements. There are tens and tens of millions of cars on the road, and that number gets bigger every day. It’s inevitable that there will be some accidents and fatalities, but the problem is much bigger than it should be. There’s no reason that we can’t greatly reduce the number of car accidents in this country. Every year over 40,000 people are killed in car accidents in this country and over 3 million are injured, many of them seriously. Much of the problem is due to drinking and driving. In fact, USA Today recently featured a front page story about the movement to increase car safety by passing a law that requires all news cars sold in this country to be equipped with breathalyzers – devices that test the driver for alcohol before being started, and preventing ignition if alcohol is detected. Some experts say it would greatly reduce the number of car accidents, while others say it’s overkill and wouldn’t do that much good. Either way, the fact that this is even being considered says a lot about just how big the problem of car safety is. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to greatly reduce you chances of being in a car wreck, and we’ll discuss them in detail. You may not be able to change the world, but you can make your own time spent in cars much safer and better protect your family by following some simple guidelines. But collisions aren’t the only thing to worry about when it comes to car safety. Cars are dangerous in more ways than one, and not only when traveling down the highway at high rates of speed. We’ll discuss many things you can do to increase safety that have nothing to do with car wrecks. Cars can be dangerous even when they’re not moving, they’re broken down, or they're parked on the street. And it’s not just other drivers you have to worry about when it comes to car safety – weather and road conditions are big hazards, too. We’ll talk about them and tell you how to handle them. So let’s jump right in, and we’ll show you how you can be safer when it comes to cars.