The Safety Times Reproducible Articles
Benefit You And Your Company
Improve on-the-job productivity. About 80% of work days lost because of
accidents are due to off-the-job accidents.
Reduce workers' compensation claims related to off-the-job
Improve your safety culture and employee morale.
employees and their families avoid fatal and other serious off-the-job accidents by giving them information
they need to develop Personal Safety Plans. (see below for stats)
Lower medical and other expenses.
For a worksheet to
determine your costs,
Many off-the-job topics have direct application to on-the-job safety issues,
As the following examples show,
the good news is
a planned approach
to safety makes employees and families safer.
The DuPont company has a comprehensive off-the-job
safety program. Its employees and their families have far fewer off-the-job accidents
than the national average.
A program by the U.S. Navy emphasizing off-duty recreational safety has
reduced fatalities by about 50 percent.
Nearly 70 percent of boating fatalities involve an operator who didn't
take a boating safety class. Boating fatalities are down over 50% in
the last 30 years due to an emphasis on safety.
Additional studies by the National Safety Council prove that off-the-job
safety efforts reduce accidents.
Also, on-the-job fatalities have declined significantly over the years
due to a safety emphasis and the safety training provided to
Why Every Employee
Needs A Personal Safety Plan
We have an "Accident Epidemic"
in this country.
This "epidemic" affects far
more people than the viruses that grab the
With a Personal Safety Plan, we significantly reduce
our chances of being involved in a serious accident.
Without a Personal Safety Plan,
these are the odds we face.
120,000 Americans will die accidentally in the next twelve months; over 35,00 on the roads, over 60,000 at home, and over 25,000 in
Lifetime odds of
dying accidentally are about 1-in-30 for males (more
than 3%), and
for females (2%).
are the leading cause of death for kids, teens, and young adults,
ages 1 to 42.
Every year over 37,000,000 (about 1-in-8) of us need
professional medical attention due to off-the-job accidents.
for more statistics and the calculation of the odds
Reproducible Articles Background
Safety Times Reproducible Articles
are the product of more than ten
years’ research. Nearly all of these updated topics were
published at least twice in the
Safety Times newsletter from 1992
The Reproducible Articles are
updated periodically every year as new statistics and
information become available.
information for each topic
comes from many sources. Before publishing each topic in the
newsletter, the topic 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 chainsaw
topic by a safety trainer for a chainsaw manufacturer, and so
These articles also appear in the award-winning book, Live Safely in a Dangerous
John Myre's Background
John is the publisher of the
Safety Times Reproducible Articles,
of the award-winning book,
Live Safely in a
Dangerous World, and the e-book,
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 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,
Safely in a Dangerous World, and The Safety Book For
Your Family, 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).