On January 27, 2016, I had the pleasure of attending the Plattsburgh Division of N.Y.S.E.G.'s annual Safety Breakfast. Local Union Officers have been attending this event for about sixteen years. What made the Safety Breakfast this year special was that they were celebrating three and one-half years of injury free work!
This is no small feat considering the work we do. All these groups of people staying focused on their co-workers and themselves for three and one-half years. What a great example of not being distracted by everything going on around you. Not worrying about what the company is doing, not bringing your personal issues to work, not being on your cell phone, just focusing on doing your job the safe way.
Safety Committee Members and volunteers cooked a delicious breakfast for all. Vendors were invited and raffles were drawn. There were speakers from the Union and Management who congratulated the people on their accomplishment. A safety presentation was also given.
Please take time at work, home, or play to stay focused on your safety and those around you. Know the safety rules for what you are doing, and practice them. Discuss the rules and hazards that apply. Let's keep all the members of Local 10 and their families healthy and safe.