The definition of the word Safety
The condition of being safe from risk or danger.
The quality or state of not presenting or involving risk or danger.

Safety is involved in almost all aspects of our lives.  No matter what we are involved in: cooking, walking, biking, riding, driving a vehicle, etc.  As you can see safety is part of our every day lives.  Even when we are sleeping, safety comes into play with the danger of fire, burglars, building collapse, or just falling out of bed.

Safety is like rolling the dice, we frequently do not have control over what is about to happen.  Some of the articles and information provided here may help us to gain some of that control to live a safer life.

Sometimes our safety is in the hands of other people.  We hope their acts do not cause a problem for ourselves.

Safety is the one thing that will follow us through our entire lives.  Make sure you are knowledgeable of all aspects of safety as it applies to what you are doing or intend to do.

Some of the links below will teach and inform you about safety as it applies to what you are about to do.  Please take the time to read any articles that may pertain to and help you throughout your life.

Chimney Wood Stove Fire Safety
This is a Microsoft Word file.
Ice and Cold Water Safety Short Safety Tips Short Blood Presure information
Ladder Safety Bloodborne Pathogen Bloodborne Pathogen Training
Example of company training.
Fire Extinguisher and Fire Safety
Smoke Alarms Cooking Fire Safety Winter Driving Tips CarbonMonoxidePoisoning
Use of an AED Perform CPR on yourself Safety TIPS for Older Adults The Result of driving while impared.
(Note: very graphic images)
Flashover: the power of fire (NFPA)
Home fire sprinklers save lives
Home Repair Nightmares A new way to commit suicide.
Hazmat Risk for First Responders
Frost Bite, Hypothermia, & How to Protect Workers
Earthquake Preparedness
Video on earthquake preparation
Hazards of Nitrogen Asphyxiation
A 12 minute video presentation.
Why are People with
Disabilities at Risk? (USFA)

A Fire Safety Factsheet for People with Disabilities and their Caregivers
Disabilities Evacuation Guide (NFPA)
For People with Disabilities
Fire Safety for the 50 Plus (USFA)
Fire Safety Facts
Emergency Preparedness Guides
for the Homeowner & Family
Workplace Safety:
Emergency Preparedness for the Office
Community Improvement

Safety and Health related web sites

Asbestos Safety: Risk, Inspection, Assessment, and Abatement Considerations (Clayton & Clayton)
Firefighters and Mesothelioma
Firefighters have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos in older structures on fire as well as carrying asbestos on their clothes.
Asbestos Trust Funds for Firefighters
Free services for patients dealing with the cost of treatment.
The Mesothelioma Veterans Center
was created to provide information and assistance to veterans regarding treatment, clinical trials, and VA benefits for veterans suffering from asbestos illnesses.
Fight Mesothelioma with Knowledge, Treatment, and Support / (Free Mesothelioma Guide)
The Treatment Needs of Our Firefighters & First Responders (American Addiction Centers)
Treatment Experts on the Latest Research, Best Practices and Treatment Options. For firefighters and first responders, as well as at home.
Firefighters and First Responders Dealing With Addiction And Mental Health
Firefighters and first responders experience daily stress and trauma, which can increase their chances of developing an addiction or mental health disorder.
Even with the specialty training they receive, the constant exposure to horrible images of destruction, fire, injuries, violence and death can take its toll.
IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery
We provide evidence-based care for addiction and co-occurring disorders, including PTSD, anxiety and depression. Never before has there been a place
specifically designed for IAFF members to face their behavioral health issues head on and get back to the job they love and rebuild the life they deserve.
The Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN)
We are all, Fire Department Members, Fathers, Mothers, Sons and Daughters.
We are all volunteers whom have sat in the chair which you sit in right now.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Health/Fitness
Everyone Goes HomeŽ is a national program by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
to prevent line-of-duty deaths and injuries.
National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) Heart Healthy Firefighter
Fire Department Safety Officers Association
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Emergency Response Safety and Health Database  (NIOSH)
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury
or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
National Safety Council
A non-profit membership organization with resources on safety, health and environmental topics.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (NHTSA)
Save lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Occupational Safety and Health Topics.
Federal Emergency Management Agency's Web site. (FEMA)
Agency of the US government tasked with Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery planning.
Safety, health and industrial hygiene information.

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