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One day recently I needed to carry some couch cushions downstairs.  As I stood at the top of the stairs, I felt my center of balance had moved to where it leaned in favor of the stairs.  I took a moment to evaluate my options.  I could throw the cushions down.  But I’d tried that before, and the results weren’t good.  I could carry the cushions down one at a time, but that seemed a little excessive.  I decided to turn around and go down the stairs backwards, allowing me to drag the cushions if needed.

Here’s the safety tie-in.  Every activity we undertake has some degree of risk, if it’s driving across town or across country, changing a light or walking down the stairs, or even cooking dinner.  There is usually more than one way to undertake any task.  My request is that before starting any task – and especially if it’s outside the normal routine – be sure to evaluate your options and take the precautions to…

Be Safe!


Keith Steele