Jingle bells, Jingle bells! Happy Holidays from Kasa Consulting. We are wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season.
There are a few items to be aware to ensure your health and safety, and the safety of other, this holiday season.
1- It is officially the darkest time of the year! The sun is going down before you’re getting home from work, and children are outside playing, often in dark snowsuits. Pay extra attention when driving through residential zones, watching out for children playing, stray toboggans, and rogue snowballs!
2- Further attention is needed when driving through residential zones. Some homeowners… are you one of them??… have truly amazing light displays. While it can be tempting to gape at the amazing technicolour exhibits that are some peoples’ homes, it is key to remember to keep your eye on the road! Not just because there might be pedestrians, but there may be oncoming drivers who are too enthralled with the beautiful lights to focus on the road ahead of them.
3- Holiday season means party after party. If you are planning to imbibe in the spiked eggnog at theses gatherings, always ensure you have transportation arranged to get home safely. Also remember that showing up for work a day after one of these parties could inhibit your ability to work safely your ability to remain focused on your tasks!
4- Watch out for fire hazards! Around the holidays, fire hazards increase. The oven is always on, candles are being lit, fireplaces are ablaze, and some impressive people still go old school and have candles in their Christmas trees! Never leave the fires and candles burning unattended and ensure your oven timer is working!
5- Poinsettias, mistletoe, and holly are common when it comes to decorating. However, just because humans like them, does not mean your furry friends do. These plants are toxic to animals, and it is key that you keep your pets away from them!
6- Practice kitchen safety. Surfaces are hot! Knives are everywhere! A giant, raw turkey is slip-and-sliding around your counter as you try to dress it. Cleaning up as you go is a great way to ensure everyone in the kitchen stays injury free this season!
Have a wonderful finale to your 2019 year, and we look forward to working with you in 2020!