I just received my friend’s latest newsletter and thought that I would share this others. I have attended at least one of his sessions for the last several years. Great guy & always fantastic advice!
It’s Spring, and the words “spring cleaning” are great buzz words. As we work with survivors of crime the words we hear most are, “I didn’t think it would happen to me,” or with associations and companies, “I didn’t think it could happen here.” So, as we move into “Spring” let’s spring clean your greatest weapon, your mind. Let’s refresh our minds with these simple tips to keep you, your staff, your co-workers and family safe.
Home SafetyIt’s time to change your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. If you don’t have one, put a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and other areas of your home. If you have one, it’s time to have it serviced or replaced. Install anti lock-bumping locks on all your doors. Click here for more information on lock-bumping. Install motion detector lights on all sides of the outside of your home. Keep bushes trimmed down to 3 feet and trees trimmed up to 10 feet. Springtime. That glorious time of year when you suddenly realize the lawn needs mowing, the garden needs weeding and the house could use a fresh coat of paint. Just remember to take a moment and remember safety first.
Social Media As springtime is here we find ourselves working more and more hours in the day. As we continue to evolve in our electronic age, here is a quick note about social media. Be careful using Wi-Fi. We are all very busy. We try to stay connected everywhere we go, in our car, at our favorite coffee spot and while waiting in line at the store. Information transmitted over a free Wi-Fi connection can be viewed by anyone. So think twice before logging into your bank account over an unsecured connection. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn:When you use social media be aware of what you are posting and sharing and how that can be used. Limit the amount of personal information you share. Everyone doesn’t need to know where you are going to dinner tonight or when you are going on vacation. And finally let me close with our Five Second Rule
Take One Second and look before you walk outside. Take One Second and look behind you as you walk to your car. Take One Second as you stop at red lights/stop signs. Take One Second before exiting your vehicle. Take One Second as you walk towards your destination.
We hope you find this information helpful. If you would like information on a particular topic, please do not hesitate to contact us.