According to recent statistics, nine out of ten deaths and nearly three-fourths of the disabling injuries suffered by employees occurred off the job. To promote safety and wellness off the job, our office established an Off-The-Job Safety program in June 2006. We have stimulated interest in safety off the job by writing quarterly newsletters, providing special safety training, conducting promotional campaigns, and distributing the National Safety Council’s Family Safety & Health® magazine. Since this program’s inception, we have given more than 2,200 copies of Family Safety & Health® magazine to campus employees. Additionally, employees have received travel safety kits, first aid kits, smoke detectors, personal protective equipment, fire extinguishers, and other items for use off the job. We regularly receive very favorable comments from employees about this program.
Driver and Pedestrian Safety: