Labor Day weekend is upon us and many of us will be taking advantage
of the long weekend, perhaps even a road trip to one of our favorite destinations. For Michiganders, it's time to pack up the car and take a three or four hour drive “up north” to the summer cottage or some other peaceful getaway.
Before jumping in the car and heading off down the highway, it's important
to make a checklist for your own safety. Here are some ideas to get you started:
• Change the engine oil of your car.
• Check the battery in your car.
• Check the fluids of your car.
• Check your tire pressure.
• Check the tire wear by using a tread gauge.
• Check the car's air filter.
• Make sure all car lights and signals are working.
Completing a proper vehicle safety check will help reduce the chances
of encountering problems when traveling on the road. I also like to keep a battery-charged light and jumper cables. Bringing them on road trips has saved me on a few occasions.
When reprocessing surgical instruments, proper safety checks are also
important for the cleaning equipment. Cleaning verification testing will help ensure you’re cleaning with the proper temperature, water quality and that your reprocessing system is performing on a consistent level.
Whether it’s a trip up north or a trip from the SPD to the OR, make sure
your safety checklist is complete before starting your journey!
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!
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