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<br />Page 1 of 2 <br />Shanna Kuhlemier <br /> <br />From: <br /> Alex Terrazas <br />Sent: <br /> Thursday, October 11, 2007 11:25 AM <br />To: <br /> Janet Ravey; Shanna Kuhlemier <br />Subject: <br /> FW: Driving Vehicles and Moving Equipment Safely <br /> <br />Please file this message. <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />Thanks. <br /> <br />  <br />From: Alex Terrazas <br />Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 11:16 AM <br />To: town-employees <br /> <br />Subject: Driving Vehicles and Moving Equipment Safely <br />  <br /> <br />Please remember to slow down in the Town Hall Parking lot. <br /> <br />  <br />I’ve also noticed lately a few Town vehicles rolling through STOP signs around Town, especially the Stop sign at <br /> <br />Soaring Way and Airport Road. <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />Below is a safety message I found on the internet about driving and moving vehicles safely. <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />Thanks!!! <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />Alex <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />--------------------------------------- <br /> <br />Driving Vehicles and Moving Equipment Safely <br />Many workplace injuries and deaths involve vehicles and moving equipment, but sometimes this equipment is <br />essential to the work operation. All vehicle and equipment operators should be trained, competent, and safety- <br />minded to avoid costly accidents and injuries. Before operation, drivers should carefully read the operator's manual <br /> <br />and observe the operating, maintenance, and safety instructions. <br />Operators should be prepared for a safe day at the wheel, by getting enough rest and taking occasional breaks, <br />especially on hot days, to reduce fatigue. Vehicle operation should be limited or avoided when drivers are ill or <br />taking medications that can affect alertness. Operators should dress appropriately for the weather and work <br />conditions, including head and eye protection. If the vehicle doesn't have a protective cab, dust respirator and <br />acoustic earmuffs or plugs may be required. Before driving, seat belts should be securely fastened, even if the <br />vehicle has roll over protection (ROPs). No one should ride on any part of a moving vehicle, except areas intended <br />for transport. If there are no passenger seats, there should be no riders. Operators should see to it that everyone is <br />at a safe distance from the equipment before moving. Only those with a driver's license should drive equipment on <br /> <br />public roads. <br />Vehicle ground speed should match operating conditions. Speed should be cut in turns, when near ditches and <br />10/11/2007 <br /> <br />