Submitted by Steve Winicker
LAST WEEKENDS SHOP ACTIVITY
It has been a one step forward and two steps back type of week. On the positive side we moved the 765 back over the pit and Brody greased all the points under the engine, otherwise more or less inaccessible. Bill M. painted the firebox sides and associated plumbing.
On the downside while moving the engine I noted that several of the journal boxes on a reefer attached to the movement were out of place with the bearing adapters not correctly placed over the bearings and one missing entirely. I can only assume these were displaced when we moved the cars from Ryan Road some years ago. The two most out of place were corrected easily. We got three of them back in place and operating correctly before we ran out of time.
We will have to do some work on the reefer before we can move it far. Locating the missing bearing adapter may be the big issue but I believe I have seen one floating around. The other two cars need checked as well. With luck we can finish up the tank repair as well. There is a Safety meeting next week. You should be there if at all possible.
If you’ve ever been the first one on the scene of an accident, a medical emergency or have been working next to someone who incurred a traumatic injury then you know how important it is to know what to do.
So often in the stress of the situation we forget some of the basics. This can be such a stressful time and your desire to help in a hurry mysteriously “fogs” your brain of the basics. That’s why it is so important to know some of the basics of emergency response.
Some of the basics that each of us should know for our Shop and excursion operations are as follows….
- Where is the nearest phone to call emergency services?
- What number do you call for emergency services?
- Where is the nearest fire extinguisher?
- Where is the nearest exit?
- Do you know where you are to meet if we have to evacuate?
- Where is the nearest defibrillator (AED)?
- Who knows how to use a defibrillator (AED)?
- Where is the nearest blood-borne pathogen kit?
- Who knows how to perform CPR?
- What are the signs of a stroke?
- What are the signs of a heart attack?
- If the power were to suddenly go off, what should you do?
- If very severe weather was to suddenly approach, what should you do?
- Where is the nearest first aid kit?
These are just a few things that each of us should know. We aren’t all necessarily first responders, but we can certainly help and may be called upon to do such if a fellow member, passenger or Shop visitor has a traumatic event.
SAFETY IS JOB 1
SAFETY FIRST ALWAYS