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Distracted driving 4014

I will become a less distracted driver by NOT texting while I am driving. And not doing any other tasks while driving.  I will either set my phone on do not disturb or put my phone in the back of the car while I drive.  

Added by kiki.zambelli Blog Community Safety Commitments 08/26/2021
No N95, Lack of PPE 3726

I have spoken to our union representatives on the lack of small N95 masks, suspension of fit testing with subpar N 95 masks, use of "shared" respirators, and no clear FDA advisement of "cleaning" used  N95 masks for 5 uses.  I have emailed our union legal counsel,  i have asked for cleaned masks, i have purchased my own Honeywell N100 along with several ...

Added by pnorthbrown Blog Community Safety Commitments 06/13/2020
Safety 3636

Since I am no longer working outside the home, I have been able to keep my house cleaner. I have also been able to enforce washing hands for me and my kids on a regularly basis. 

Safety 3478

I will commit to increasing my working knowledge of work place violence prevention recommendations from the EPA and actively instill these recomendations into my work place and share this resource with my fellow ASPAN colleagues.

Added by E Card Blog Community Safety Commitments 10/19/2019
Distracted Driving 3443

My goal is to be more present and less distracted while driving!

Added by EMWMenzel Blog Community Safety Commitments 10/05/2019
Safe Patient Handling 3432

I will use Safe Patient Handling equipment EVERY TIME it is necessary.

Added by hoffjessica Blog Community Safety Commitments 10/01/2019
Sleep Commitment 3256

My commitment is focused on sleep hygiene.  I will get no less than 8 hours of sleep every day of the week for 3 months.  My hours will be 9pm to 6am.  I will journal my thoughts, feelings, goals, and ideas along the way.  Any takers? 

Added by Mike Goss Blog Community Safety Commitments 04/01/2019
safety 3236

I will slow down and think "is this safe" before starting a task

Added by Shutchison Blog Community Safety Commitments 03/22/2019
Driving Safety 3200

I commit to not texting while driving.  I will designate someone in my care if available to manage my phone.  I will identify 2 other ways I can improve driving safety in my habits.

Added by qcfirenurse Blog Community Safety Commitments 03/13/2019
Texting while driving 3187

I commit to save texting until I am at a safe location - not in the car.

Added by DBopp Blog Community Safety Commitments 03/08/2019
Phone, phone go away! 3134

I resolve to put my phone in an unreachable spot while driving - unless it's my GPS then I have to figure something else out....

Health Commitment 3083

I will Turn my phone off wile i drive and cut my binge drinking to zero

Added by jflynt Blog Community Safety Commitments 01/30/2019
Safety 3070

I commit to not text and drive.  Sometimes I find myself being distracted and thinking that I have to multi task right away even if I am the wheel.  I commit to slow down and think before I pick up my phone to send my "important" text.  Nothing is as important as arriving safely to my destination and not risking anyone else's safety either.

Added by Cathi Champino Blog Community Safety Commitments 01/29/2019
No texting while driving 3006

I commit to: No texting while driving at all

Work Safety 2983

While I feel that I have good body mechanics when assisting patients, it has been quite a while since I have seen a education opportunity provided to staff at work.  I am committed to approach my director and manager and suggest a few sessions with our physical therapists to review good techniques in transferring patients and caring for our total care and ...

Added by mtngirl1969 Blog Community Safety Commitments 01/16/2019
safe driving 2951

I would like to not be distracted while driving and focus on the road

Added by camille2121 Blog Community Safety Commitments 01/11/2019
Safety Resolution 1100

For the entire year of 2018, I will not text while driving.

Added by Carrie Jeffery Blog Community Safety Commitments 12/31/2018
Safety 2273

I commit to increasing my awareness to my safety and the safety of my patients and their families.

Added by Deborah Mixon Blog Community Safety Commitments 12/31/2018
driving safety 1026

I won't open a sparkling water can while driving ever this year.

No more drinking 2841

Stop drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages. 

Added by Pamela Gabbert Blog Community Safety Commitments 12/27/2018
No Texting 2832

Pay full attention while driving!

Added by GoFatima Blog Community Safety Commitments 12/27/2018
Driving Distractions 2815

I will eliminate driving distractions including but not limited to texting, searching for items and managing grandkids. 

Added by Maudie Blog Community Safety Commitments 12/26/2018
Safety: Drowsy Driving 2671

I make a commitment to not drive while drowsy. I will find a safe spot to pull over, walk around, or rest in the car. I won't resume driving until I am more awake and alert.

Added by Jessica S. Blog Community Safety Commitments 12/10/2018
Safety 2669

I commit to not driving if I’m tired and not being distracted by text/phone calls. I have placed a do not disturb while driving notification on my phone

Added by Lakisha Bryant Blog Community Safety Commitments 12/09/2018
Stop smoking and Driving 2658

Smoking does distract me when I am driving, this is not only unsafe but not healthy.  In my attempt to wean myself off smoking I will stop smoking while driving!

Added by Irene Brown Blog Community Safety Commitments 12/07/2018
Encourage peer support 2639

I commit to supporting my peers by lifting them up, being present and mindful

Safety 2609

I have changed jobs so this area is no longer an issues in my current position.  The incivility was in my previous position

Added by CarlaSW Blog Community Safety Commitments 12/03/2018
Distracted driving 2592

I will not respond to my phone while driving. This includes text messages or telephone calls.

Added by Deb Haber Blog Community Safety Commitments 11/29/2018
Distracted Driving 2591

I will not respond to my phone or text messages while driving. 

Added by Carollbcraig Blog Community Safety Commitments 11/28/2018
Safety 2570

I will ask for help more to avoid injury to myself.

Added by Joanne Vogel Blog Community Safety Commitments 11/26/2018
Safety 2552

Since I spend so much time for work behind the wheel; I won’t try to use phone apps while I drive. If I need assistance from my phone I’ll pull over.

Added by Jo Marie Blog Community Safety Commitments 11/21/2018
Educate employer on Work Place Safety 2446

Educate employer on work place safety. Drivers safety.

Added by QueenCricket Blog Community Safety Commitments 11/15/2018
My commitment 11/2/18 2366

I commit to drink less than what I do right now. Currently, I drink alcohol 1-4 days a week and drink anywhere from 1-7 drinks each time. I want to decrease this to 1-2 days a week and 1-4 cans each time.

Added by SarahCurley Blog Community Safety Commitments 11/02/2018
Safety Commitment 2260

I commit to consciously observing personal safety practices at work, at home, and while travelling.

Added by Prajnaparamita Blog Community Safety Commitments 10/17/2018
texting and distracted driving 2192

I just wont do it anymore. I need to put my full attention on the drive.

Added by Kathleen21 Blog Community Safety Commitments 10/03/2018
Take time to eat at work 2154

Working through breaks is not helping me or the patient.

No texting while driving! 2134

I'm a millennial, and of course that means I grew up when cell phones were just coming out. I texted in class, on the way home, while using the restroom, you name it. So it inevitably is difficult for me to put the phone down. I have grown up and comfortable with cell phones. Heck, I remember flip phones and blackberries! But this comfortability has allowed me ...

Added by Kiera Blog Community Safety Commitments 09/26/2018
No texting while driving 2006

I commit to not texting and driving for the full length of my drive

Added by cmitzkat Blog Community Safety Commitments 09/04/2018
Texting while driving 1995

I commit to not reading or writing texts while driving. I'll pull over to read text that I receive while driving. 

Added by Astrid Blog Community Safety Commitments 08/31/2018
Improve on the red areas 1975

After taking this survey I was given a red score for a few areas. One of the areas was related to having verbal aggression towards myself by a professional who was higher than me as well as a patient. Some times in life no matter how much you try to be kind and accommodating someone can still be upset and treat you unkind. For this area I will continue to show ...

Added by M. Parlee Blog Community Safety Commitments 08/28/2018
Texting and Driving 1973

I will no longer use my phone to text, call or for music purposes through the full length of my drives. 

Added by Sabrod Blog Community Safety Commitments 08/27/2018
Safety 1807

I commit to not texting and driving I commit to wearing sunscreen I commit to taking time for me - for my mental health/safety

Added by Ronda Decker Blog Community Safety Commitments 07/20/2018
Rationalize 1555

At work, I will remind myself to ask "why". Too many times, I find myself performing nursing skills simply because they're ordered and I'm not putting together the whole picture. I've never compromised patient safety, but I could be doing more in providing adequate care. 

Driving 1538

I commit to active driving and not being distracted by objects or persons in the car with me.

Safety 1527

I will continue to follow safety protocols at work and I will stay focused during my driving time.

Safe driving 1503

I pledge that I will not text and drive.

Safety 1486

Be alert and be safe

Added by Mohammad Khan Blog Community Safety Commitments 05/16/2018
Safety 1477

be safe, stay safe, always safety first, keep it up.

No Driving Like a Maniac! 1434

I commit to driving a little slower, not changing lanes like a race driver, and just taking it a little easier in general in my hour to two hour commutes.

Safety Committment 1426

I will work and teach in a manner which is totally hazard free, teaching my students to utilize all safety choices and report any hazardous issues.

Slow and steady wins the race 1420

I commit to being aware of my surroundings, having good light when possible, increasing my strength and balance, and paying attention to my motions while being active (and other times during the day and night) to avoid falls.   

Safety 1409

I commit to driving safely and not letting myself get distracted with conversation or the radio I also commit to staying out of the fast lane when I drive

cell phones 1378

I will commit to turning my cell phone off while I am driving.

Safety Commitment 1367

I pledge I will never text and drive, or drink and drive.  I will never get into a vehicle with someone that has been drinking or that texts.

Getting Rid of Any Form of Nicotine 1204

I promise to be rid of nicotine in any form by the end of April. I have stopped and started a gazillion times. This one needs to be the last one. I consider myself pretty healthy with good physical endurance.  This is where I put my money where my mouth is!

Added by Susan Toberman Blog Community Safety Commitments 03/29/2018
Distracted Driving 1166

With so much going on all the time, it's easy to get distracted while driving. My kids, my phone, eating on the go....these all take my focus off the road. I am committed to focusing on the important task of getting to my destination safely by keeping my attention on the single task at hand!

Nutrition Goals 1158

I have commited to being more aware of added sugars in foods.  I recently started reading food labels to prevent purchasing items with added sugar and have been trying to eat less sugars in general.  For my food cravings, I've been having dried or natural fruits which seems to be satisfying so far!

Added by Karen Downer Blog Community Safety Commitments 02/21/2018
Increase balance and flexibility 1140

Come November i respond to winter weather by walking like a penguin. This stays with me until about April.      On a more serious side, i  want to include exercises that focus on balance.and flexibility.    

Slow down, focus 1130

Looking back at the past four years within the nursing profession I realize that I need to slow down during a typical work day. I and things get moving to fast and I miss important things that may injure myself or the patients. This and compassion fatigue, I need to work on in order to love my life and career that I chose.

Added by Courtney Rust Blog Community Safety Commitments 02/12/2018
Texting and driving 1095

I plan to put my phone down while driving. I have my daughter as my alert if I pick it up.

Added by Sherry Davis Blog Community Safety Commitments 02/05/2018
Safety Resolution 1033

Keep myself & my family safe from harm by being well rested, more vigilant 

Quality of Life 1032

I commit to enjoying the moment with my friends/family more often than being in a hurry to the next step

driving safety 1027

I won't ever again open a can of sparkling water while driving.

Risk Commitment 981

I commit to doing some sort of balance training excercise 3x a week to avoid falls.

Added by Jane Cline Blog Community Safety Commitments 01/18/2018
Resolution/Nutrition 948

I joined weight watches last week and started attending Sat am meetings. I'm using their APP and having fun counting my points. Down 4 lbs already. Exercising with friends that I'm attending with.

Safety Resolution 922

I will leave my phone in my purse when in my car so I am not tempted to check it.  I have seen the consequences of distracted driving and I need to do a better job of driving undistracted. 

Added by Trish L. Price Blog Community Safety Commitments 01/04/2018
Safety 911

I am blessed to only have a 15 minute commute to work. While I'm driving I use that time to talk to friends and family on the phone. It's not a safe practice. I will limit my phone calls while driving this year. 

Keeping Safe working out and food prep 887

Run with a reflective belt or gear on during the hours of darkness. Research and work on new ways to ensure I keep food fresh and safe. My son has Celiac disease and sometimes we have cross contamination. 

Take Stairs 823

I will commit to walking 15,000 steps aday

RN 805

I will commit to putting my phone on silence and refrain from distractions while driving.

Driving Distractions 804

I will commit to putting my phone on silent and away while driving. I will no longer text and drive. 

Distracted driving 697

For the next month, I will put my phone on "do not disturb" while driving and avoid other distracting activities like brushing my hair and applying makeup.

Added by Joy Kiviat Blog Community Safety Commitments 11/14/2017
Safety 772

I will place my pocketbood on the back seat of the car when driving to avoid temporary distractions.

Personal Safety- solo hiker 750

I commit to bringing my bear spray on my solo hikes for the 2 legged bears, and obtain conceal carry training/obtain permit so I can defend my self if needed.  I've been in uncomfortable situations on the trail (not just hikers use the woods), and I don't want to be an easy target.  Personal safety and self defense knowledge should be considered by ...

Added by Suzanne Woletz Blog Community Safety Commitments 10/25/2017
Safety at Work 742

I will improve my safety at work by getting more people to help me lift heavy things, even if it takes longer to get help. 

Added by Lauren Cain Blog Community Safety Commitments 10/23/2017
Stop Text/Drive 691

I'm continuously on a self-instigated rush...I'm going to stop putting myself, my family and my community at risk, and PUT THE PHONE DOWN (unless I'm the passenger).

Bantan,Hanin 665

Hello, I have trouble in maintaining safety for myself more than the patient. I need to learn how to improve safety to myself, so I can protect the patient and myself properly. I used to take care of the patient holistically and give them the optimum care and not to wait others’ favor. Therefore, sometime I feel that my safety is not important in some points ...

Added by Hanin Bantan Blog Community Safety Commitments 10/05/2017
Safe patient handling 656

My commitment to safe patient handling is to make sure that I use the mobility aids that are available to me each and every time I move a patient in order to keep myself and my co-workers safe.

Added by Cassie Bosch Blog Community Safety Commitments 10/03/2017
safety 641

I will be safe while working. 

Added by Amy Griffey Blog Community Safety Commitments 09/28/2017
healthy living 618

I commit to weight training 2 times a week and faithful use of my fitness pal.

Added by Carol Hamilton Blog Community Safety Commitments 09/26/2017
Safety 577

Become more aware of my surroundings.

Added by Caren Barnett Blog Community Safety Commitments 09/16/2017
Safety 570

I commit to not text and drive at all.

Safety 568

I commit to not texting and driving at all!

Added by Jillian Murphy Blog Community Safety Commitments 09/16/2017
Shelley's Saftey commitment 559

No distrtatioins while driving

safety committment 553

I vow to not text and drive at all

Added by Toni Franseen Blog Community Safety Commitments 09/14/2017
Distractions 477

Texting is a huge distraction and cause of accidents and death. However, there are many more to consider such as eating, drinking, putting on makeup, fixing your hair, fiddling with the radio, using GPS, etc. that can cause an accident resulting in harm or death. I am committing to NOT using my phone at all while I'm driving and to be aware of the other ...

Added by Sharon Alton Blog Community Safety Commitments 09/02/2017
no more texting 435

I will not text while driving - I will pull off and stop first.

Safety 418

To be more involved in workplace safety programs and issues.

Added by Mary Merrell Blog Community Safety Commitments 08/23/2017
Eliminate Distracted Driving 363

I will commit to eliminating distracted driving by not playing with the radio while my vehicle is in motion.

Added by Laura Adams Blog Community Safety Commitments 08/07/2017
safety 320

I will not talk on the phone while driving

Added by Jessica Gerke Blog Community Safety Commitments 07/31/2017
Safety 284

I always wear my seatbelt, however, occassionally I am distracted by the cell phone, so I make a commitment to not utilize the cell phone while driving!  Safety first. 

Safety 274

I will not text while driving at all.

Added by Amy Cordalis Blog Community Safety Commitments 07/24/2017
Texting and Driving 261

Although I don't often text and drive, I do text at light - I'm a crotch-texter.  I will stop crotch-texting.  I will put my phone in my purse in the back seat to help prevent the behaviour.

Added by Linda James Blog Community Safety Commitments 07/24/2017

I will never text while driving.  I will send out a message to my husband that I will be driving and cannot text.  I will pull over and text if needed for emergency.

distracted driving 178

I commit to not looking at my phone at all while driving

Added by Jami Gattuso Blog Community Safety Commitments 07/13/2017

I typically will wait for a red light/stop sign, but even so.  It can wait. I don't want to put myself or anyone else's life in danger for stupidity! #itcanwait

Added by Renee Shetler Blog Community Safety Commitments 07/11/2017

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Even if it is more time consuming or requires grabbing more equipment I have to do it to keep myself injury free.
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