The Holiday season will be here in a few short days and there are lots of activities going on which can act as distractions to our work. It is a challenge to stay focused at work during this time of year. So, this is when it is especially important to take four seconds for safety. When you find yourself working away and your thoughts running wild with all the plans and activities of the holiday season, STOP, take those four short seconds to look around and come back to the present moment. Look for a hazard in the middle of your activity. Are you standing on a ladder? Are you in an awkward position or about to trip on something lying on the floor? Hazards do not go away. Only our awareness of the hazards goes away. And when we ignore hazards, we tend to get injured. How many people count on you each day to come home safely? If you add them all up you might be surprised. Taking four seconds for safety may seem unimportant to you yet it is the one activity, the one action you might take during a busy and distracted day which will have the most benefit in keeping you safe. In fact, you can think of each of those people who would be affected by an injury to you every time you take four seconds to refocus.