Today is my birthday, and no, I won’t say how many years, but I’m ‘way past 39 and holding! I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, family, and friends. Healthy grown children with wonderful spouses, and healthy grandchildren, what more could one hope for? My current job has opened up a new world to me. In the past, I worked as an office manager in an oilfield construction company for almost twenty years. There were so many safety elements involved in that company that little did I realize how many things I was learning that have helped me in my job today.
We were fortunate to be able to come back to the little town where we both grew up about 15 years ago, when the oilfield slowed down. I worked as a clerk in a Special Ed Co-op for five years; there are many life lessons to be learned in that field, and the professionals who serve special needs children are angels, in my book. Following that, I served as an Administrative Assistant at our local hospital, and later in a new hospital that merged ours and another one in the county, making our county the first in Texas to dissolve their hospital districts and combine into one new hospital district. You can really learn first-hand about safety when working in a hospital. A hospital is a unique type of world to work in, and one can only understand if they have done so. Nursing and physician care, confidentiality, infection control, and compliance are just some of the important parts of daily service to ensure the best care possible for patients.
A few years ago, my brother-in-law asked me if I would be interested in doing some part-time work for his company, Texas America Safety Company, as a sales representative and public relations person. Later, a free safety blog was developed, Blog4Safety.com, and I was asked to write blogs about home safety, work safety, and even safety in activities. It’s said, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, but I learn new things every day. I know my family gets tired of my safety advice. A couple of dear friends are kind enough to critique the articles sometimes.
Today’s article is short and sweet, but I just want you to know that as I celebrate my birthday, I am thankful for my family, thankful for the wonderful people I work with, (our dog, Buddy, of course), as well as good friends. Also, thanks to you who take the time to read our blog. Hopefully we can bring out some information that will help keep you safe. We have received comments from all over the world since this blog started, and it is good to know that everyone is concerned with what they can do to help make the world a safer place. Let’s work together and share ideas. Thank you for your time and interest in our safety suggestions. And please stay safe!