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Staying Safe Through the “Pokémon Go” Craze

- July 14, 2016 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)

In the midst of the latest Pokémon Go craze, we thought it appropriate to share a post from 2014 about technology distractions.  There is nothing safe about catching little animated monsters in the middle of making a delivery and it’s really quite dangerous to go searching for a rare creature while on the construction site.  Please take a moment to review our tips on using cell phones in the workplace and remind your staff to play it safe instead of playing a game.

For your employees not into video games or technology, this new fad will seem very unusual.  Please have a conversation with them about what’s going on.  All the distractions associated with this game are creating new hazards for your employees.  Your employees need to watch more closely for people near them who may not be paying attention to real life.

And, don’t forget to check out our Technology Distractions blog, even if your employees are inside a building safe from the wandering distracted public, it’s still a great time to bring this up.