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Don’t Eat and Drive

Reminder: Washington’s new distracted driving law starts this Sunday. On top of not being able to hold your phone anymore, more information has come out regarding the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act (DUI-E), going in to effect this Sunday, July 23rd. For example, there’s a sub category that means miscellaneous distractions, like shaving […]

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Spidey Senses Save Baby

A construction worker in San Jose helped rescue a kidnapped 8-month-old baby. Today in San Jose, a San Jose construction worker noticed a strange commotion taking place in front of his job site, as reported by the local KRON4 news, San Francisco. Following his instincts, Colin Blevin approached a group of arguing people by a […]

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Drive Me Crazy

Gov. Jay Inslee fast-tracked a new law aimed at distracted driving. As of July 23rd, virtually all use of handheld gadgets is forbidden. Appropriately named the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics (DUIE Act), which will be a primary offense – so if police see you, you’re getting pulled over. This includes: Phones Tablets Laptops Gaming […]

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Reminder: SMARTWA Charity Golf Tournament Tomorrow!

Get your goofy golf gear out. There’s no Safety Summit meeting in July. Instead, join SMART WA for the 21st annual Safety Geeks golf tournament on July 12th at beautiful Mt Si Golf Course! This tournament is hosted by SMART and the Puget Sound Area Safety Summit and supports the Kid’s Chance of Washington. Enjoy a beautiful morning […]

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Get Your Grill On

Fireworks look even better when not staring at a smartphone. As we head into this beautiful 4th of July weekend, here are some concerns to keep in mind: 🎉 Fireworks  Keep away from small children – they don’t mix well with explosives Have water nearby – fire is allergic to it Treat them like a gun […]

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Double Bogey

Fluffy Lie. Mulligan. Texas Wedge. Insert other wacky golf terms here. There’s no Safety Summit meeting in July. Instead, join SMART WA for the 21st annual Safety Geeks golf tournament on July 12th at beautiful Mt Si Golf Course! This tournament is hosted by SMART and the Puget Sound Area Safety Summit and supports the Kid’s […]

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What Not To Do

People never fail to surprise. As there are, unfortunately, plenty examples of what not to do at a job site, we’ll be sharing more of these in our new installment: Safety Fail Friday. Your goal? To never, EVER be featured here. For today, we have an example of why you do not walk under heavy […]

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School’s Out

For summer! Now that school is out, there’s an influx of kids out and about looking for entertainment. This also means there are different concerns for their safety. Some things to discuss? Traffic With how big our communities are growing and how long commute time is, drivers are more tired and stressed than ever. Tell […]

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Beard Ban

Things are getting a little hairy. In other health + safety news, it turns out the beloved beard is now a no-go for one construction company. They’re citing that beards and masks can’t be friends. Mears, a UK construction company, has decided that besides three exceptions, having a beard is no longer allowed on job sites. The […]

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