Austin/Travis County Animal Protection at Work. Safety in the Field. Austin/Travis County Animal Protection, Care, & Control Program. Key Items. Risk awareness Situational and environmental assessment and management Necessary tools Techniques to stay safe. Risk Awareness.
Austin/Travis County Animal Protection,
Care, & Control Program
Whether you are interacting with people or pets, risk awareness is a must!
Try to avoid confrontations by:
Keep a safe distance from shrubs, parked cars, and other places where an animal may hide or sleep.
Don’t surprise a dog…let him or her know you’re near. Whistle, talk in a soft voice, shake the fence, or just make some noise.
Don’t go into yards or homes until you feel it is safe to enter. Call for back up if needed.
Three major causes of accidents involving animals:
Tools should be in good condition, operational, and appropriate.
Good housekeeping is essential for your safety, and for the health and well being of your co-workers and animals.
Always return equipment to it’s proper place. Address any malfunctioning equipment immediately.
Planning Your Route:
Maintain Balanced Support:
Bend Your Knees:
The Actual Lift:
The Actual Lift, con’t:
Injury can occur while picking up, or putting down, objects.
***Each Austin / Travis County Animal Protection, Care, and Control Officer carries an EBS.
Is a series of actions that use canine communication to diffuse potentially dangerous situations with canines.
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***Many other options are available
1156 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78703
April Moore, Animal Protection Supervisor
Holli Odom, Animal Protection Supervisor