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SAFETY MOMENT: Hazards of backing up in traffic

Every once in a while, a safety message will appear in my inbox that stops me in my tracks. Last month, just such a message was sent by a colleague to stress the importance of using back-up cameras to safely back into or out of a location. Three photos with captions were all it took to convey a very powerful message.

Although most of us do not drive commercially, we face the same backing hazards and limited visibility every time we get behind the wheel of our vehicles. That is why we stress to our employees to carry  safe backing tips to their home vehicles.

Here are a few tips we offer:

  1. Check mirrors and camera (if your vehicle is equipped with one)
  2. When in doubt, get out and look
  3. Remind your children of the hazards of playing or standing behind any vehicle

I hope that this safety message is just as meaningful for you as it was for our team.

Mirror View, Driver’s Side

Mirror View, Passenger’s Side

Actual View of Back of Truck

120 pre-school students volunteered to help demonstrate the importance of using your back-up camera.

Kyle Black is the district manager for Seneca Meadows. Safety is the company’s number one core value, and weekly safety talks with employees are just one way that the company helps foster a safety culture.

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