Vehicle backing safety kickoff and seminar Thursday

Damage to a vehicle caused when backing up. Remember to walk 360 degrees around your vehicle before backing. A backing safety seminar will take place on Thursday.

Winter weather and slippery roads may cause traffic havoc, but accidents due to improper backing are still the most common type of vehicle incident.

To minimize backing accidents, the ES&H Traffic Safety Subcommittee plans to place a sticker above the door handle on the driver’s side of all Fermilab Fleet vehicles. The stickers remind the driver to walk 360 degrees around their vehicle to ensure the area is clear before backing. The new stickers will be distributed by the end of January.

On Thursday, Jan. 20, Brian Niesman from the Transportation Services division will also give a presentation on the hazards of improper backing.

The Traffic Safety Seminar includes tips on winter driving safety from Dave Shemanske of the Roads and Grounds division. Accelerator Division’s Dave Peterson will discuss pedestrian safety.

The seminar takes place from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in One West in Wilson Hall. The event includes raffle prizes and a free gift for the first 20 people to attend.

— Cynthia Horwitz