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Train Employees to Get Safely Home for the Holidays

Workplace Safety
by Heather Hunt
"In yesterday's Advisor, we presented holiday safety tips from the NFPA for trees and candles. Today, we get suggestions for a holiday safety training session to help prevent impaired-driving accidents and a look at easy-to-use prepackaged safety training presentations."

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. What better time for a safety training session on keeping safe on the road this holiday season?

Give employees these safe holiday driving tips from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving):

  • Select a designated driver who pledges not drink before celebrations begin.
  • Never serve alcohol at a holiday party to anyone under age 21.
  • Give safe parties. Provide non-alcoholic drinks and stop serving alcohol the last hour of the gathering.
  • Be prepared to get everyone home safely. Send people who’ve had too much to drink home with a safe driver or call them a taxi.

Stacks of Statistics

If employees need some encouragement to follow these safety rules, you can provide them with these statistics posted on MADD’s website (www.madd.org) and gathered from a variety of reliable sources, including government agencies and university research studies.

  • Every day in America, another 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes.
  • In 2010, 211 children were killed in drunk driving crashes. Out of those 211 deaths, 131 (62 percent) were riding with the drunk driver.

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  • About one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of alcohol are repeat offenders.
  • Almost half of all drivers who were killed in crashes and tested positive for drugs also had alcohol in their system.
  • Over 1.41 million drivers were arrested in 2010 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
  • In fatal crashes in 2010, the highest percentage of drunk drivers was for drivers ages 21 to 24 (34 percent), followed by ages 25 to 34 (30 percent) and 35 to 44 (25 percent).
  • The average person metabolizes alcohol at the rate of about one drink per hour. Only time will sober a person up. Drinking strong coffee, exercising or taking a cold shower will not help.
  • Impairment is not determined by the type of drink, but rather by the amount of alcohol ingested over a specific period of time.
  • On average, one in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.

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Safety Never Takes a Holiday

It may be the holiday season, but safety never takes a holiday. And neither does BLR! We’re constantly looking for ways to provide you with easy-to-use safety training materials that can help you give the safety message year-round. Including a tool like Safety Training Presentations.

Training for Consistent Compliance

If you’ve been looking for training on a wide range of safety concerns, look no farther. Safety Training Presentations gets you off to a good start with 25 core PowerPoint® safety presentations, each one responsive to either an OSHA training requirement or to common causes of workplace accidents. All are customizable, so you can add your specific hazards or safety policies.

Each lesson also includes completion certificates, sign-in sheets, evaluation forms, and training records. In short, it contains everything you need to motivate, reinforce, retain, and transfer new knowledge—and document that you did so.

In addition to fire prevention, Safety Training Presentation topics covered include:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Back Safety
  • Emergency Action
  • Ergonomics
  • PPE
  • Welding/Cutting/Brazing
  • Portable Power Tool Safety
  • Scaffolds
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Forklift Operator Safety
  • Confined Space Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • and more!

Of course, training needs change as OSHA introduces new requirements or as new work practices and technologies bring new hazards. To cover this, you receive a new CD every 90 days you’re in the program, each containing five additional or updated topics.

Just as important for those on a budget (and who isn’t these days?), the cost of these presentations works out to under $20 each.

We’ve arranged for Advisor subscribers to get a no-cost, no-obligation look at Safety Training Presentations for 30 days. Feel free to try a few lessons with your own trainees. Please let us know, and we’ll be glad to set it up.

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