The temperatures are climbing. You’re driving from one assignment to the next. You feel the need to be prepared, because your Project Manager always says SAFETY FIRST!  But what does that mean?

In honor of National Safety Month, you’ll find a list of 15 must have items below that you should be carrying with you in your car during the summer months:

  1. A well-stocked FIRST AID KIT
  2. An extra bottle of SUNSCREEN
  3. Something to help you or a fellow traveler out – JUMPER CABLES
  4. In case of a simple fix, have a small TOOLKIT (adjustable wrench, duct tape, a couple screwdrivers, pliers)
  5. REFLECTIVE BLANKET to provide shade but also provides warmth on a cool evening
  7. Non-perishable SNACKS that can stand the heat
  8. WATER will be useful not only if you get thirsty but if your car overheats
  9. For those occasions when you have somewhere to be but can’t get to the tire shop right away – TIRE SEALANT
  10. TIRE JACK that works with your car
  11. A pair of WORK GLOVES for a better grip when you need it
  12. A FLASHLIGHT or LIGHT SOURCE of some kind – something you don’t have to depend on batteries for (or just be sure to check the batteries regularly)
  13. I don’t know the last time I looked at a MAP or a ROAD ATLAS, but keep one handy in case you’re without service and/or don’t have access to GPS (and make sure you know how to read it)
  14. Have a SPARE CHARGER packed for your phone
  15. Get the information you need during a weather emergency with an EMERGENCY RADIO

Safe travels!

Interested in reading more about safety? Check out our post on Reinforcing Safety in Your Workplace.