Date of publication: 2017-08-07 20:04
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Every year, house fires claim the lives of over 7,555 people and cause around $7 billion in damage. While house fire deaths are dropping (largely due to fire safety awareness), it’s still a number that is far too high for something so often preventable.
Candles. Are often seen as the number one fire hazard (they aren’t), but with a few small measures, you can nearly eliminate the chance of a home fire happening from a candle.
You literally have the power to save a life in your hands. More than 75% of cardiac arrests occur in a home or residential setting, so the person you may save is likely to be someone you love. The American Heart Association can help. Find a CPR course near you.
While these systems produce sometimes amazing and dramatic short term results, they often produce injury hiding and under reporting. OSHA changed the game when it fined Exel under the Whistleblower Memo for a lagging indicator incentive that caused injury hiding. Cash payments were made to workers and managers based on lagging indicator results.
Flammable liquids. This would include gasoline, cleaning agents, paints, adhesives, etc. Vapors can ignite from high temperatures, or small sparks from static electricity or other sources. Don’t store these flammables near a heating source, but preferably outside the home in a cool, ventilated area.
Present also were Safety Director Andrea Perry, Civil Service Director Sam Sliman, Division Chief Akbar Bennett, Battalion Chief Dan Reed, Councilman James Babcock, and friends and families.
Today companies must work hard to implement leading indicator programs that track, encourage and reward positive behavior rather than past results. The programs and educational materials at focus on leading indicator programs that build a foundation for positive behavior change and long-term results. Review the case studies that outline dozens of cases where companies implement safety incentive programs the right way, resulting in dramatic reduction in accidents and improved employee engagement.