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Safety Doesn’t Just Apply at Work, Off-the-job Safety is Just as Important

Safety Doesn’t Just Apply at Work, Off-the-job Safety is Just as Important

Having the ability to do more outdoor activities is one of the many perks of summer. Just take a look outside on a beautiful sunny day; people are doing all kinds of things under the sun in the nice, warm weather. For us safety-savvy citizens, this brings up the question of whether

or not safety is being incorporated into these activities.

According to the National Safety Council, workers in the United States are actually safer on the job than in their homes or communities; home and community deaths are up 74%. According to the 2011 edition of the National Safety Council Injury Facts, nine out of ten deaths and nearly three-fourths of medically consulted injuries occurred off the job. Statistics like this are scary – and highly preventable. All it takes is some off-the-job safety.

Here are some tips for common summer activities:

WATER SPORT SAFETY:

PREVENT OVEREXERTION DURING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

FIREWORKS & THE SUN:

ENSURE YOUR EMPLOYEES SAFETY ON AND OFF THE JOB WITH SUMMIT TRAINING SOURCE!

We have our very own “Off-the-Job Safety: Fun in the Sun” training program, available in DVD and Streaming Video, to ensure your summer activities are full of fun – and safety. This course covers:

Have fun this summer and remember to stay safe!

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