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Home Safety Month 2009 Hands on Home Safety Why Home Safety? Core Values Safety is a fundamental way to demonstrate your company’s core value of integrity, commitment, quality and innovation. Home Safety Council Research

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core values
Core Values

Safety is a fundamental way to demonstrate your company’s core value of integrity, commitment, quality and innovation.

home safety council research
Home Safety Council Research

According to The State of Home Safety in America™ – the largest and most comprehensive study of injuries at home:

  • Home-related injuries result in nearly 21 million medical visits and almost 20,000 deaths annually
  • Each year, preventable injuries are the fifth leading cause of death overall
  • Each year, preventable injuries specifically in the home:
    • Are 2.5 times more likely to cause injury than car crashes
    • Cost our nation up to $380 billion
home safety research
Home Safety Research

The State of Home Safety in America™

  • Leading Causes of Home Injury Death:
    • Falls
    • Poisonings
    • Fires and Burns
    • Choking
    • Drowning

Conducted by the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center

cost to employers
Cost to Employers
  • Home injuries cost employers $38 billion in a single year, or $104 million per day
new home safety research
New Home Safety Research
  • The Home Safety Council conducted a survey of corporate safety officers to identify the common challenges faced in running or launching off-the-job safety programs.
  • The results will help the Home Safety Council target corporate safety officers with the tools and resources they need to implement off-the-job safety programs.
off the job safety challenges
Off-the-Job Safety Challenges
  • Key challenges to running or launching an off-the-job safety program include:
    • Lack of program ideas for events or training (46 percent)
    • Lack of fresh, new materials (51 percent)
    • Lack of networking or best practice sharing among peers (68 percent)
    • Lack of budget to support an off-the-job home safety program (73 percent)
desires for online tools
Desires for Online Tools
  • Survey results also revealed a desire for online tools that integrate both on-the-job & off-the-job safety programs
  • Online tools allow for a broader reach
    • Safety officers can give employees online materials they can share with their families at home, engaging in a “Train the Trainer” approach
    • Safety officers can also use online materials to easily reach employees in different locations

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comprehensive safety programs
Comprehensive Safety Programs
  • Large companies especially are looking for programs that integrate on-the-job and off-the-job safety programs
  • Looking to leverage existing on-the-job safety programs and materials to extend to off-the-job safety programming
  • “Big corporations do a great job on wellness or on-the-job safety, but stumble on how to take those messages home”
the home safety council can help
The Home Safety Council Can Help
  • The Home Safety Council offers tools and resources for corporate use:
    • Opportunities for online best practice sharing and networking
    • Safety programming content
    • Webinars
    • Educational materials including checklists, safety guides and tools
  • “Online tools help us since we’re spread all over the country. This way we can reach employees in their homes without driving to get them to hold classes.”
june is home safety month
June is Home Safety Month
  • Annual Hands on Home Safety Campaign
  • Goal:To get families to take a hands-on approach to making their homes safer and protecting against the leading causes of home injury.
  • Reaching out to Different Audience Groups:
    • Employers
    • Safety Experts
    • Media
    • Public Policy
home safety for the entire family
Home Safety for the Entire Family
  • Home Safety Month – Hands on Home Safety Theme
  • Call to Action:Calling on families to take a hands-on approach to making their homes safer for the entire family and protecting against the leading causes of home injury:
    • Falls
    • Poisonings
    • Fires and Burns/Scalds
    • Choking/Suffocation
    • Drowning
start planning now
Start Planning Now!

Visit the Home Safety Council’s Planners Space to start planning your campaign now – www.homesafetycouncil.org/homesafetymonth

idea starters
Idea Starters
  • Get everyone involved and excited about reducing injuries
    • Host a home safety fair
    • Post information in e-newsletters, Intranet and other company and community outlets
    • Host a lunch event to share home safety practices
    • Distribute key materials to those in your community or place of work
hands on home safety materials
Hands on Home Safety Materials
  • Purchase affordably priced hard copy materials from the Home Safety Council E-Store

Special pricing is available for members of the Home Safety Council’s Expert Network – a free resource for fire and life safety educators

Customer Service:

(888) 245-1527 or customer.service@homesafetycouncil.org

spread the word online
Spread the Word Online
  • Use your Web site to spread the word.
  • Download free Web-ready graphics for use on your Web site from: http://www.homesafetycouncil.org/websticker
make home safety front page news
Make Home Safety Front Page News
  • HSC is offering a free Home Safety Month media release for fire departments to customize and use locally.
  • Email info@homesafetycouncil.orgwith the headline HSM Press Release by June 15, 2009 and we will e-mail the materials to you.
new resource scald burn prevention booklet
New Resource – Scald Burn Prevention Booklet
  • Step-by-step guide to help families protect against scald and burn dangers.
  • This "flip book style" resource includes instructional photographs and checklists, in English and in Spanish.
  • Walks caregivers through the actions they can take to prevent scald burn injuries at home.
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Hands on Home Safety Materials
  • HSC offers many tools and resources (in English and Spanish) to help you promote home safety and disaster preparedness.
fire safety materials
Fire Safety Materials
  • Visit the Home Safety Council Web site for fire safety materials you can use in June, October and year-round.
  • Black & White printer friendly fire checklist
  • Step-by-step fire drill
corporate resources
Corporate Resources
  • Home Safety Month Planners CD – only $6, plus shipping
  • HR Managers Guide – how-to instructions for implementing a Hands on Home Safety campaign
  • Ready-made home safety e-newsletter – formatted and ready to send to your employees
  • Copy-ready home safety articles – home safety articles for use on your intranet or in your company newsletter
  • Safety Huddles–quick safety reminders that can be shared in a safety meeting or included in a company newsletter
success
Success!
  • Execute your home safety program and evaluate its successes
  • Make plans to share success stories
  • Start planning for next year – Make safety a priority all through the year!
  • Submit a Home Safety Month Program Evaluation Form: www.homesafetycouncil.org/hsmevaluation
thank you
Thank You!

Thank you for caring about the safety of your employees – on and off-the-job!