Off the Job and Family Safety

11 Meeting Kits | 3 Safety Videos | 3 Online Courses | 1 Safety Quiz | 4 Fatality Reports | 122 Articles & Expert Guidance Tips

Safety doesn’t punch a clock. A truck driver doesn’t stop obeying the rules of traffic once their shift is finished, and neither should workers forget about safety once they leave work for the day.

Many safety topics cross over between work and home life. Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere, first aid is useful in all accidents and lifting properly also applies when lifting heavy objects in the home.

Having workers stay safe while off the job benefits employers by keeping productivity at work high. A lost-time injury that occurs because workers are careless in the home life has a negative impact on the workplace.

SafetyNow’s resources help you keep workers safe, even at home.

Meeting Kits

Practice Safety On Your Own Time Too

You are much more likely to be injured on your own time than at work.

That is why you need to practice living safely 24 hours a day, not just the eight or so when you are on the job.

National Safety Council statistics indicate seven out of eight fatalities and over half of disabling injuries for workers happen away from the job.

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Be Ready for an Earthquake

Many places where we live and work are in high risk earthquake zones.

What’s the Danger?

Serious injury and death can be caused by falling debris, fires, floods, heart attacks and other events related to a quake.

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Don’t Give Domestic Violence the Silent Treatment

If you’ve ever known anyone in an abusive relationship, you know how difficult it can be to decide when to say something and what to say. Victims of domestic violence are often reluctant to discuss their situation, even with close friends and family. Although it can be painfully difficult to suspect that a co-worker is suffering or in danger, your caring words can help a victim progress toward safety.

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Take Safety With You Off the Job

We want you to come back to work here for your next shift. It is important to all of us that we avoid accidents – not just when we are working, but during off-hours too.

The safety training you have received on-the-job can translate into safety for many situations off-the-job.

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Lockout/Tagout/Tryout Off-the-Job

Ray works as a punch press maintenance supervisor. One day at home, Ray’s wife cooked a wonderful dinner. In return, Ray offered to do the dishes while she went to the gym. While rinsing the dishes in the sink, a spoon slid into the garbage disposal and without giving it a second thought, Ray leaned over the sink and reached into the disposal. While reaching for the spoon, Ray’s leg brushed against the on/off switch and turned on the disposal. In an instant, Ray was seriously injured.

If Ray had unplugged the disposal and tried the on-off switch before reaching into the disposal, the injury could have been avoided. A few seconds of caution would have prevented this injury.

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Safety Videos

Drunk Driving - Every 15 Minutes

This gripping story revolves around the fact that every 15 minutes a death occurs from drunk driving. Viewers will have the chance to see the overall effect on families and friends of victims. It is an emotionally driven story and gives a clear picture of the real-life consequences of driving while intoxicated. Designed for dramatic impact on views.

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Child Abuse - Children Depend on You

The National Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has labeled the maltreatment of children as a “substantial public health problem” .

In California, as recently as 2008 there were more than 700,000 referrals for investigation of child abuse and neglect involving nearly 500,000 children. These statistics are staggering. But, what can be done? More importantly, what must be done. The first step in prevention is reporting the problem.

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Earthquake Safety Video

Earthquakes, like tornadoes and hurricanes, hit with little or no warning. Being properly pre­pared can make all the difference in how you and your workplace are affected. This program teaches you how to prepare for the emergencies, from storing supplies and “Earthquake-proofing” your environment to training your employees in all emergency and evacuation procedures. Learn how to greatly reduce the impact of earthquakes, or any natural disaster.

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Online Courses

Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls area major source of injury in the workplace. According to the Department of Labor, slips, trips and falls are the most common type of accident in the workplace and are responsible for around 25% of all reported injuries. These injuries aren’t always minor either; slips, trips and falls are the second leading cause of accidental death in the workplace. This course will teach employees about slip, trip and fall hazards and what they can do to minimize or eliminate those hazards. Employees will learn to identify general OSHA safety requirements, guarding for floor and wall openings, issues with stairways, ladder, scaffolds, loading docks and how personal behavior affects safety. This course is presented in English and Spanish.

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Energy Efficiency at Home

A lot of people associate the concept of “going green” with environmentalism, which means using less energy and producing less pollution solely for the environmental benefit. However, using less energy and creating less waste can be financially beneficial, too. A few small changes at home can drastically reduce energy bills while benefiting the environment. Learners who successfully complete this course should be able to recognize common causes for poor energy efficiency in residential homes, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended measures for improvement. This course is designed for all homeowners and/or those interested in improving the energy efficiency in a living space.

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Safety Posters

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