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Tips & Resources from PJC


At PJC we want to make sure that you and your loved ones are always safe and taken care of. Here are some tips below that could save you or a loved one, as well as just some interesting tips to help improve your life. We are always looking for ways to make things easier for our clients. 

 

Top 100 Trucking Safety Topics and Tips

 

August 2015 - Visit the Big City Driver website by clicking here to view an article on the top 100 safety topics and good driving tips.  Below we have listed the ten keys to safe city driving:

 

1. Understand Traffic Waves – When you understand what traffic waves are, you can easily dissolve them.

2. Prevent Traffic Jams – By understanding what causes traffic jams, you can actually prevent them.

3. Stay Calm – It’s easy to stay calm during stressful traffic situations, when you understand what makes you stressful.

4. Do the Math – There’s an easy math system (you can do in your head) that proves that only a few seconds can possibly be saved while driving in a city, so it is therefore pointless to try to hurry.

5. Be Predictable – Sudden movements cause accidents. Steady, predictable movements give others a chance to react.

6. Time Traffic Lights – Timing traffic lights so that you don’t have to stop, will reduce stress and equipment wear.

7. Expect the Expected – Getting cut-off on the highway is so commonplace now, you should really be expecting it.

8. Compensate for the Ignorant – Take pride in the fact that you are one of the few who gets it. Then, you will feel sorry for ignorant drivers, instead of getting mad at them.

9. Teach Others – Help spread the word so that everyone will learn to prevent traffic jams, rather than cause them. Everyone who drives, whether it’s a car or a truck, needs to learn how to prevent traffic jams.

10. Make Sure an Accident is Never your Fault – Two simple rules will keep you in the right, every time. Pound these two simple things into your head and you will never have an accident that is your fault.

 

Grilling & BBQ Safety Tips

 

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons. To keep you and your family safe while grilling, follow these general guidelines:

 

General grilling tips

 

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

Propane grills


Before you use your grill for the first time each year, be sure it’s in working order and ready to use. A few simple guidelines can help:


Guy Colonna, NFPA Division Manager, Industrial & Chemical Engineering, gives some basic tips on how to prepare your grill before your first cookout of the season.

 

  • Check the major connection points between the gas (propane) tank hose and the regulator and cylinder, and where the hose connects to the burners. Tighten if loose.
  • Check the gas (propane) tank hose for the potential (gas) leaks. To do that:
    • Turn the propane tank on. Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose using a brush or spray bottle. If there is a gas leak, the propane will release bubbles around the hose (big enough to see).
  • Once you’ve determined your grill has a gas leak by smell or by administering the soapy bubble test and there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and burners. If the leak stops at that point, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak doesn’t stop, call the fire department immediately.
  • If you smell gas while cooking, move away from the grill and call the fire department immediately. Do not move the grill.

 

Charcoal grills

 

  • There are several ways to get the charcoal ready to use. Charcoal chimney starters allow you to start the charcoal using newspaper as a fuel.
  • If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire.
  • Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.
  • There are also electric charcoal starters, which do not use fire. Be sure to use an extension cord for outdoor use.
  • When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.

 

Courtesy of the NFPA

 


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