Consol Energy has implemented an initiative called “First Move Forward” to protect children from backovers. I first learned of the initiative while driving in the car with my dad (who happens to be retired from Consol). And yes, I know what you’re thinking, I am a “coal miner’s daughter” and very proud of it 🙂 I went to park the car and my dad suggested I pull on through the parking space to the empty space in front of me so that the car would be facing out and I could see what was in front of me when I pulled out…makes sense, I thought.
Consol requires all employees to back into their parking spaces so that they can easily see what is in front of them when they pull out, reducing the chances of backing over someone or something. How impressive that an energy company has taken such a big step to protect our children….I love it!
This initiative was born the same week an employee of Consol viewed a video on CNBC about the statistics on children and backovers.
Here are those statistics, mentioned in the video, from the website KidsAndCars.org: