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Last issue, FOTOFAX announc
ed the beginning of a home phone
safety contest to encourage employees
to take safety facts and information
home to their families. The contest in
formation changes each week. Random
selections are drawn from a box con
taining all employees names. Phone
calls are made to the homes, and em
ployees and members of their families
are given an opportunity to win a fire
extinguisher if they can reveal that
weeks’ safety fact. So far from 4 to 29
calls have been made before a correct
response has been obtained.
We have already had eight win
ners and the contest is still underway.
Many more people will have an oppor
tunity to win. This is a contest which
will have no losers. By taking safety
ideas, slogans and facts home with us,
our families become aware of our in
volvement with, and concern for safety.
The development of a safe attitude and
caution in all activities can reward
everyone with freedom from injury,
pain, and suffering. Anyone can take
a chance, but it takes thought and
good habits to be safe.
JIM HOOTS Process Operator in
Finishing, was the first winner in
the home phone contest. When Jim
was called, his 13.year old son, Ricky,
answered the phone and was able to
give the first safety fact:
We have suffered 25 lost-time,
off-the-job injuries to date in '68.
HOME PHONE SAFETY CONTEST
DAVE GRIFFITH, a Service Op
erator working in Customer Service
won the Home Phone Safety Contest
by correctly revealing the fact:
Fires caused by home heating
systems cause 200 fires per day in
the United States.
RUSSELL YOUNG, Process
Operator in the Continuous Polymer
ization Area, took the Safety Fact
home to his family. When called, his
wife, Earline, answered and gave the
Most major injuries at home
result from slips and falls.
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A. V. (WIMPY) McMAHAN,
Control Laboratory Assistant Product
Analyist. Wimpy’s phone number was
drawn, but his wife Helen (also a Du
Pont employee — Purchasing Depart'
ment), answered the phone and gave
Contrary to popular belief, 80%
of all auto fatalities occur with clear
weather and good road conditions.
JOHNNY SCOTT, Machine Ope
rator in the Data Processing Depart
ment won by relating this contest
Courtesy on the road costs
nothing. Lack of courtesy may cos
MARY BISHOP, Employee Re
lations Department Stenographer cor
rectly gave the fact:
Auto accidents account for half
the off-the-job major injuries suffer
ed by Brevard Plant employees.
ED CARLSON, Coating “C”-
shift Supervisor, was prepared and
claimed a fire extinguisher by divulg
ing this bit of information:
75% of all fatal auto accidents
occur within 25 miles of home. Seat
belts should be worn even on short
LEWIS STATON, Cost Account-^
ant in the Mill Office, won a fire ex
tinguisher by revealing that:
5000 lives could be saved
year if everyone wore seat belts whi
in a moving vehicle.