To Keep Your Child Safe
John Myre's Background
John is the author
of the award-winning book,
Live Safely in a
The Safety Book For Kids and
The Safety Book For Your Family.
He is a
graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. After a thirty-four year-career as a financial and risk
management executive with Southwestern Bell Corporation, he
founded Safety Times. Inc in 1992.
From 1992-2002, he was the editor and publisher of Safety Times, an off-the job safety
publication for businesses and organizations. The publication was distributed to over
With all these readers, and additional readers from the
Safety Times Reproducible Articles and
Safely in a Dangerous World, we have never received one complaint
regarding the material.
achieved the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation. He has been a speaker at several safety conventions, has
written articles for safety and risk management publications
such as Professional Safety magazine and Business
Insurance magazine, and is the author of the off-the-job
safety chapter in Safety and Health Management Planning
(Government Institutes, 1999).
John and his wife, Carole, celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary in June, 2009. They have three
children and seven grandchildren. Numbers six and seven arrived
after this picture was taken.
Live Safely in a Dangerous World Background
Safely in a Dangerous World is the product of more than ten
years’ research. Nearly all of the topics were
published at least twice in the Safety Times Newsletter
from 1992 through 2002.
information for each topic
comes from many sources. Before publishing each topic in the
newsletter, it was
reviewed by at least two CSPs (Certified Safety Professionals),
or by a CSP and a subject-matter expert. Children’s topics
were reviewed by a representative of the Safe Kids Worldwide
boating topics by the United States Coast Guard; the chain-saw
topic by a safety trainer for a chain-saw manufacturer, and so
circulation of the newsletter exceeded 20,000; pass-along readership,
however, was considerably higher, as some recipients paid for
the privilege of copying the material. Safety Times clients have included
Alcoa, Avery Dennison, Boeing, Dow Corning, ExxonMobil, General
Motors, Georgia-Pacific, Honeywell, SBC, Sprint, the U.S. Postal
Service, and hundreds of other corporations and organizations.
A leading independent
publisher, Cypress House, edited the book.
Book Reviews for
Live Safely in a Dangerous World
must for every family! Safety tips that could save your life or
the life of a loved one."
Howard J. Chapel, D.C.
Diplomate of the American Board of
wealth of safety information, and in a very useful format. This
clear, concise guide creates a safety awareness that is important
Christy L. Tharenos, M.D.
is a powerful resource for ... safety approaches to
just about every possible topic. This book provides 127
easy-to-read articles with practical insight into important
accident prevention and safety information. Following the
strategies in this guide can save your life.
Pittsburgh Area Brain Injury Alliance
"... Topped off by inclusion of a sample personal safety plan and a
comprehensive index, Live Safely in a Dangerous World
is simply one of the finest safety reference books around, accessible
and effective in its valuable reminder that all times are safety
times. Play it safe — buy it without thinking twice.”
The Boox Review
is a worthwhile, readable volume ... and it is organized for easy
... if more
of us took Myre’s suggestions to heart, our world would be a lot
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
especially important book: practical, clear, personal, and refreshingly
readable. A first-rate safety guide for everyone."
Dick Darling, V.P.
R. F. Haack and Associates
Live Safely in a Dangerous World is a common-sense guide that every household
should have in plain sight. It is a wonderful resource that you
can flip through to help remind you of the little things that
you haven't thought about recently. The information that applies
directly to you and your family should be reviewed at the beginning
of each seasonal change: not to make a nation of paranoids, but
to create a nation of safe, responsible individuals.”
Julie Failla Earhart
Award-winning author, writer, speaker, and editor
1265 Rogue River Ct.
Chesterfield, MO 63017