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Workplace Safety. TROOPER CRISTY PULLEN ILLINOIS STATE POLICE 217-786-7105. What does an offender look for?. ?. ?. Let’s Look Today At Three Areas of Concern:. Safety in your home/hotel room Safety on the street/work Safety in your car. The Four A’s.

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workplace safety

Workplace Safety

TROOPER CRISTY PULLEN

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE

217-786-7105

let s look today at three areas of concern
Let’s Look Today At Three Areas of Concern:
  • Safety in your home/hotel room
  • Safety on the street/work
  • Safety in your car
the four a s
The Four A’s
  • Awareness- Be aware of surroundings
  • Alertness- Be alert to unusual activities
  • Avoidance- Avoid problem areas
  • Act- Take action on information gained in this program
passive resistance
Passive Resistance
  • Talk
  • Yell Fire
  • Pretend to Have Chest Pains/Abdominal Pains
  • Feigning Sprained Ankle/Seizure
  • Falling Limp/Fainting
  • Vomit/Urinate
  • AIDS/HIV

?

active resistance
Active Resistance

?

  • Break Away
  • Run
  • Fight
  • Possible Weapons:
    • Keys
    • Combs
    • Mace?
the crime triangle
The Crime Triangle!

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ABILITY

DESIRE

OPPORTUNITY

what does your employer provide
What Does Your Employer Provide?
  • Agenda
  • Buddy System
  • Check In and Out
  • Cellular Phone

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work safety
WORK SAFETY
  • KNOW YOUR CLIENTS
  • IDENTIFY ANY PROBLEMS YOU MAY HAVE TO DEAL WITH
  • TAKE A CELL PHONE
  • GO IN DAYLIGHT HOURS
  • IF SOMETHING SEEMS WRONG FOLLOW YOUR GUT INSTNCT
ii safety at work
II. SAFETY AT WORK
  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Walk briskly with your head up, near the middle of the sidewalk
  • Carry pepper mace & security whistle
  • Keep your options open
when at all possible
WHEN AT ALL POSSIBLE
  • Use the “Buddy System” -
  • Vary your route and times
  • Avoid desolate areas
  • Carry your mace/whistle
  • Resist the temptation to wear a personal stereo (Walkman)
  • If you think something is suspicious ahead, cross the street before you get there
i home security
I. Home Security
  • Starts with a home assessment:
  • Take pictures or video of your home
  • Mark valuables with your SS#
  • Record serial numbers
  • Equip windows & doors with deadbolt locks – sliding patio doors with pins & tension braces
let s look outside
Let’s Look Outside…
  • Are your shrubs & trees trimmed back?
  • Do you have a high fence in the backyard?
  • Is your garage door fully closed & locked?
  • Do you hide a spare key?
  • Do you have adequate outdoor lighting?
  • Is your alarm properly installed & working?
have you considered
Have You Considered?….
  • Obtaining a large dog…

Or Maybe…

creating an illusion
Creating An Illusion…
  • Dog food/water bowls in a conspicuous place
  • “Beware of dog” signs in yard
  • Electronic Barking Dog device
other home safety considerations
Light timers

Mail/newspaper pickup when away

Answering machine, possibly with male voice

Use peep hole – not door chain

Never admit a stranger to your home

Weapons in house

Use initials in phone book, on mailbox

Never enter your home if anything looks out of place

Other Home Safety Considerations:
iii automobile safety
III. Automobile Safety
  • Keep your car well maintained at all times – this is your first line of defense!
  • Maintain at least a half-tank of gas if possible, particularly in winter months
  • Always carry a map of the area in which you are traveling, an emergency phone number list and a Send Police sign
  • A cell phone is your best tactical weapon
if your car breaks down
If Your Car Breaks Down…
  • Pull the car as far to the right as possible
  • Stay inside – with doors locked - and place a cell call to the appropriate emergency # or put your Send Police sign in the window
  • Do not accept a ride from strangers – ask them to call the police (or advise that police are on the way)
  • You can drive slowly on a flat tire if necessary
stranded motorists
Stranded Motorists
  • Do not stop for a stranger
  • Use cell phone to report roadside problems
  • Go to next exit and call
  • Call 911 or *77 to report the problem
car jackings or bump and robs
Car Jackings or Bump and Robs
  • Stagger car at intersections
  • Stay away from inside (curb) lane
  • Lock doors
  • Do not pull up too close to vehicle in front of you
summary
Summary
  • Make safety a habit- EVERYDAY
  • Make the criminal’s job harder- not easier
  • Just like a seat belt, the information we have talked about today can not help you if you do not use it
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