by Ann Harrison
With all the criminal activity we hear about in the news, many people are cautious about leaving their homes. Here are a few general safety tips for you to take into consideration whether you are at home, or on the go.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Don’t be afraid to leave your home and attend a specific event, or go to work. Always be aware of your surroundings. If you feel uncomfortable, with a situation at work, or at a public event, don’t be afraid to leave the area and get to a safe location. It’s better to get to a safe location where you can call for help, than to be in a serious situation, where you could get hurt or lose your life.
Be Cautious When Traveling
Keep an eye out for suspicious behavior from other people around you, or unattended luggage and unusual devices. If you see anything that is out of the ordinary, and makes you feel uncomfortable, report your findings to the police immediately. Never leave your luggage unattended. Is you must check your luggage on a plane or bus, make sure the attendants put your luggage on the conveyance with you. I give you these tips from personal experience. I took a trip on a Greyhound bus one time, and when I changed buses, I asked the bus agent to make sure my bag was on the bus with me. Every time I said something about my bag, I was always told, “Don’t worry about it.” I didn’t get my bag at my destination until the following morning. I learned a valuable lesson from that experience that I want to pass on to you. If a bus agent or airport attendant tells you “Don’t worry about your luggage,” that’s when you should “worry” about it.
Always Know the Location of Emergency Exits
When you are at work, or when you travel, make sure you familiarize yourself with the location of the emergency exits, especially in an unfamiliar place. You never know when there will be a fire, or some other situation that calls for you to evacuate a building in a hurry. If you need assistance finding an emergency exit, ask for help, before an emergency occurs.
For more general safety tips, visit https://www.cmu.edu/ehs/emergency-response/personal-plans/safety-tips.html.
About the Author
Ann Harrison is a totally blind author, who grew up in the small town of Rochelle, Georgia, and has moved back to her family home after living in North Georgia for several years. Ann has written many articles of general interest for a number of clients since June of 2010, including the Cordele Dispatch. She has also published a short story entitled “The Big Climb” in Awethology Light. Ann also published a story entitled “The Woods” in December Awethology Light Volume by The #Awethors. She is currently working on several novels, and a self-help book. To read more of Ms. Harrison’s inspirational writings, visit her blog at www.wwannwrites.wordpress.com.