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A Guide for cold water survival from safety4sea.com

Safety4sea.com has just released a great “Guide for cold water survival” on their website.

The guide is intended for seafarers and provides guidance in the following areas:

  • An explanation of cold water hazards and their effects
  • Actions to take prior to abandoning ship into cold water
  • Action to take during the survival phase – both in the water and in survival craft
  • The rescue phase
  • Treatment of people recovered from cold water or from survival cradt
  • Treatment of the ‘apparently dead’

If you work anywhere around water, this is a must-have guide.



Personal Security and Safety Alert- Home Invasion Prevention Safety Tips

Knock, Knock-Home Invasion

Family Survival Tips

A home invasion is when robbers force their way into an occupied home, apartment or hotel room to commit a robbery or other crime. The entry point of attack is often through the front door, garage or unlocked window. It is very important for the occupant to not automatically open the front door before asking who is there because home invaders often knock on the door first or ring the bell with the hope that the resident will simply open the door, without question, and in most cases people do just that.

Home invasion is one of the most frightening and potentially deadly crimes. Home invasion is the forced entry into an occupied residence to commit robbery or other crimes. If someone survives such a catastrophic crisis, he or she often experiences stress reactions for years. Unfortunately, many home invasions end in assault, rape or murder.

Home invasion robbers use extreme force to gain entry, establish control and instill fear. The greatest violence usually occurs during the initial 60 seconds and they come prepared with handcuffs, rope, duct tape, and firearms.

Who are targets of home invasion? Women living alone, a wealthy senior citizen or anyone randomly picked based on the value of the car driven or the jewelry worn. Some home invaders may have been in your home before as a delivery person, installation technician or service person, others use children, posing as selling something for school to get you to open the door.

Most Common scenarios to be wary of include:

•A uniformed individual tells you that they are in the area checking for a gas leak, a problem with your cable, or a problem with your telephone and request entry into your house.
•A uniformed individual informs you that they have a delivery of some sort, usually flowers, telegram or a package. Be especially suspicious if you have no reason to expect a package.
•An individual appears at your door, informing you that you have won a contest or special prize. In this case they may just collect your information.
•The individual informs you that they are collecting for a charity or some other good cause. This sometimes provides an opportunity to snatch your purse or wallet.
•A stranger claims to be in some kind of distress and asks if he or she can use your phone or bathroom.

Tips to protect you from becoming a home invasion robbery victim:

All exterior doors should be solid-core wood, steel or fiberglass and the hinges must be on the inside.

✓ Use doors that feature wide-angle peepholes at heights everyone can use.

✓ Keep doors and windows closed and securely fastened. Doors should have deadbolt locks with a 1” throw and reinforced strike plate with 3” screws.

✓ Secure sliding glass doors. Install vertical bolts to prevent forced entry or lifting it off the track.

✓ Keep the perimeter of your home well lighted. Low voltage outdoor lighting discourages intruders.

✓ Don’t hide a key on your property, criminals will find them, no matter how clever you think we are.

✓ Store jewelry, large amounts of cash and other valuables in a safety deposit box.

✓ If you are not expecting a visitor, do not automatically open the door! With the door closed and locked, ask for identification and why they are there. Then call the company to confirm the identity of the person and that the visit is legitimate. If it’s not, call the police.

✓ Never rely on a chain-latch as a barrier to partially open the door; a home invader will kick in the door.

✓ Install and USE a professionally installed home security system. Home invasion robbers know most homeowners do not arm their system when they are home. Don’t make that critical mistake.

✓ The best defense against home invasion is education and planning; have a family meeting to discuss your home security plans.

IF YOU ARE CONFRONTED BY HOME INVASION ROBBERS:

Stay calm.

• Cooperate. There is no amount of money or property worth getting hurt or losing your life over.

• Don’t fight back. Instead, concentrate on getting information so you can be an effective

witness.

• Look carefully at the intruders, even if they are masked. Is there something unique about

them such as scars, tattoos, eye color, accents, large or small facial features such as nose or ears?

HOME INVASION PREVENTION TIPS

1. Lock all doors, windows, and garages at all times, even when you are home.

2. Harden and secure your home with strong doors and locks.

3. Never open your door to strangers or solicitors. Most home invaders knock on the front door to gain entry. Use your outside light at night to see who is at your door. Don’t rely on door chains to keep intruders out; they won’t.

4. If you have an alarm system in your home, activate the perimeter doors and windows while you are in the home. If someone attempts to gain entry, the alarm will sound, giving you time to set your plan in motion.

5. Automatic phone dialers that can call 911, in speakerphone mode, can be effective in getting police assistance if intruders come in. Every home phone should be pre-programmed with this feature and all family members should be trained on how to use it. When intruders come in you will not have much time to contact police.

6. Have an escape plan in mind for your family. Train family members on where to go and what to say. This plan should include your children. If someone can escape, the invaders will have lost their advantage of privacy and time.

7. Never stop thinking if you are held captive. Stay calm and take advantage of any opportunities that present themselves.

8. Report all suspicious activity to police. If you see something out of the ordinary, call. You are not bothering us.

9. Often, police are asked if people should resist invaders. There is no set answer for this, seeing as it depends on the physical and mental capabilities of each person.

10. Don’t fight over property with an intruder. Let them have the property; it is not worth your life and can be replaced. Never follow the intruder from scene, call 911 immediately and get the best description you can get

While You’re Home:

· Arm your security system (if you have one) even when you are home. This is a common mistake home owners make and home invasion robbers know it.

· Do not open the door without question at the sound of a knock.

· Never rely on a chain-latch as a barrier to partially open the door; a home invader will kick in the door.

  • If you are not expecting a package, delivery or service call do not answer the door. Insist that the deliverer provide you with verbal verification of his/her employment and call the company to confirm that the deliverer’s impromptu visit is legitimate. Your front door should remain closed and locked!
  • Keep doors, garage doors and windows locked at all times, even when you are home.
  • Add panic buttons to your security system and place them around your home so you can alert the proper authorities from any location in your home, other than only the keypad.
  • Hold a family meeting to discuss home security plans. The best defense against home invasion is education and planning.

Raise your sense of awareness and don’t become a victim.

Safety First, Safety Always!!

Information from Roswell Police Dept, Stay Safe and FBI

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CSB Releases New Safety Video on 2011 Explosion and Fire During Fireworks Disposal Activities

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CSB - U.S. CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD -- An independent federal agency investigating chemical accidents to protect workers, the public, and the environment

CSB Releases New Safety Video on 2011 Explosion and Fire that Killed Five Workers during a Fireworks Disposal Operation in Hawaii

January 18, 2013

Investigation Details:
Donaldson Enterprises, Inc. Fatal Fireworks Disassembly Explosion and Fire

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board today released a new safety video depicting the events leading up to an explosion and fire that killed five workers during a fireworks disposal operation in Waipahu, Hawaii. The new video, entitled “Deadly Contract” features a new HD animation depicting highly explosive firework components igniting inside a tunnel-like magazine.

The video, which details the findings and safety recommendations resulting from the Board’s final report, was approved January 17 at a public meeting in Washington, DC. The DEI investigation report concludes that the explosion and fire resulted from unsafe disposal practices, insufficient safety requirements for government contractor selection and oversight and an absence of adequate federal regulations, standards, and guidelines for safe fireworks disposal.

In the video CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso says, “Fireworks have been around for centuries, so we were surprised to learn that there are no good-practice procedures for their disposal. And we also found that the federal government did not require fireworks disposal contractors to demonstrate that they could perform the work safely.”

The April 8, 2011, incident occurred as employees of Donaldson Enterprises, Inc. (DEI) sought shelter from rain inside a storage magazine located in Waipahu, Hawaii, near Honolulu. The storage facility contained government-confiscated, illegally labeled fireworks, which the workers had been dismantling under a subcontract to a federal prime contract. To conduct this work, DEI personnel cut into the fireworks and separated out the aerial shells and black powder – a highly explosive mixture of chemicals used to propel the fireworks into the air. The accumulation of aerial shells and black powder greatly increased the explosion hazard.

The video includes an interview with Mr. Ali Reza, an explosives expert that worked with the CSB on its investigation. In the video Mr. Rezas says, ”As you’re physically breaking up the fireworks…you’re exposing yourself to the black powder. Once you have loose black powder in contact with materials that can create friction, an ignition is extremely likely.”

CSB Investigator Amanda Johnson states, “While the exact ignition source could not be determined, strong possibilities include friction from an office chair rolling over the loose explosive powder on the magazine floor, or a metal spark from a hand truck, which was blown over 100 feet from the magazine entrance when the explosion occurred.”

The final report notes that OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard applies to fireworks manufacturing, but not to fireworks disposal work. The investigation determined, “DEI would have greatly benefitted from Process Safety Management (PSM) principles and concepts of inherent safety,” among them, not accumulating large amounts of highly explosive black powder and aerial shells while awaiting disposal.

Investigator Amanda Johnson said, “The CSB found the root causes of the explosion went far beyond DEI’s flawed procedures. For instance, we found there are no federal, state or local codes, regulations or standards that establish safety requirements or provide guidance on proper ways to dispose of fireworks.”

As a result of the report’s findings the CSB is recommending that federal agencies develop a new government-wide safety and environmental responsibility requirement for contractors, and calls for new regulations on the safe disposal of fireworks, a growing problem across the US.

The CSB released its final report and formal safety recommendation at a public meeting in Washington, DC on January 17, 2013.

The video is available to stream or download on http://www.csb.gov and may be viewed on the CSB’s YouTube channel, USCSB (www.youtube.com/uscsb).

The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating serious chemical accidents. The agency’s board members are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems.

The Board does not issue citations or fines but does make safety recommendations to plants, industry organizations, labor groups, and regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA. Visit our website, http://www.csb.gov.

For more information, contact CSB Communications Manager Hillary Cohen, cell 202 446.8094, or Sandy Gilmour, cell 202.251.5496.

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DOT/PHMSA Launches Free App Featuring Emergency Response Guidebook

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Contact: Jeannie Layson

Tel: 202-366-4831

DOT Launches Free App Featuring Emergency Response Guidebook

Delivers Hazmat Safety Info into the Hands of Emergency Responders

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportations Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced a free, mobile web app of its Emergency Response Guidebook 2012 (ERG). The new safety tool will provide the nations emergency responders with fast, easily accessible information to help them manage hazardous material incidents.

The mobile ERG will make it easier for firefighters, police and other emergency first responders to quickly locate the information they need, thanks to an electronic word search function, and will ensure easy reading even during nighttime emergencies. The 2012 version of the ERG includes new evacuation tables for large toxic gas spills and standard response procedures for gas and liquid pipeline incidents.

The first 30 minutes are the most crucial when it comes to responding to a hazmat situation, said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The new app is both mobile and flexible, and gives first responders the knowledge they need to protect themselves and their communities in an emergency.

PHMSA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Library of Medicine (NLM) joined forces in producing the two free ERG mobile applications.

Links to download this software are available from the Apple iTunes website at ERG 2012 for iPhone and from the Google Play website at ERG 2012 for Android. In addition, a version of the ERG is available in NLMs Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (

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This invaluable tool improves the speed and accessibility to hazardous materials response information to those on the front line of accidents and incidents, said PHMSA Administrator Cynthia Quarterman.

Chief Ernest Mitchell, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s U.S. Fire Administrator for the U.S. Fire Administration. noted that the release of the 2012 ERG mobile app will provide essential tools to help first responders safely deal with hazmat incidents. I always found the ERG to be extremely valuable and believe that a copy should be in every emergency response vehicle and in the hand of every first responder in America.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration develops and enforces regulations for the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the nation’s 2.5 million mile pipeline transportation system and the nearly 1 million daily shipments of hazardous materials by land, sea, and air. Please visit for more information.

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“Guidance for the beginning OHS Professional” FREE ebook

George Robotham has written a 216 page book on “Guidance for the beginning OHS Professional” and he’s making it available for free for anyone who subscribes to his safety blog.

Here’s a look at the table of contents:

Contents

  • Why read this paper? What will I learn? What is in it for me? 4
  • Lessons learnt from my safety jobs 4
  • Major safety technical lessons learnt 10
  • The good, bad and the ugly of Georges 38 year safety career 26
  • Professional associations
  • Why have OHS? 69
  • 30 Sure fire ways to stuff up a safety management system 86
  • Advice to new OHS people 88
  • The accidents I have been associated with 93
  • What is wrong with the way OHS is managed in Australia 104
  • What is right with the way OHS is managed in Australia 110
  • What makes a safety management system fly
  • Geoff McDonald 128
  • Safety Myths 128
  • LTIFR 130
  • Personal Damage Occurrence Investigation Models 130
  • Analysis of Accident experience 131
  • Access to earthmoving equipment 132
  • Critical Incident Recall 133
  • Georges Philosophy on Life, Work and Relationships 134
  • Background to OHS 140
  • Behaviour-Based Safety 140
  • Role of the safety professional 141
  • Safety incentives 141
  • Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate 142
  • Alternatives to the hierarchy of controls 143
  • Young worker safety 145
  • Zero harm 146
  • Commercial Safety Management Systems 148
  • Major mistakes I have seen made in implementing OHS 149
  • The toughest safety assignment I have had 150
  • How to have an effective safety committee 151
  • Common law 152
  • Safety Benchmarking 153
  • OHS tools for managing safety 154
  • Job Safety Analysis 154
  • Georges down to earth advice to safety representatives and safety committee members 155
  • Risk assessment tips 156
  • Accident investigation 157
  • Accident investigation summary 163
  • Auditing OHS systems 164
  • Non OHS tools for managing safety 165
  • Safety communications 165
  • Safety culture 166
  • How to improve safety culture 166
  • Interpersonal skills 167
  • Leadership 176
  • The things you need to know about health and safety leadership
  • Leadership quotes 176
  • Military leaders on leadership 177
  • OHS Leadership 178
  • How to be a safety leader 180
  • References 180
  • Leadership in safety-Ethics 181
  • Leadership in safety-Trust 181
  • Learning 182
  • Adult learning principles and process
  • OHS Learning 202
  • Training and development needs of OHS personnel
  • Implementation of a learning management system 210
  • The use of Power-Point presentations 211
  • Tool box meetings 211
  • The use of humour 212
  • Safety Induction 213
  • Human Resources 213
  • Job interviews 213
  • The resume 215
  • Conclusion 216

To get you free copy go the Health and Safety Risk Management website and subscribe.


Death of Exotic Dancer Raises Interesting Issues for OSHA

In what can only be called an unusual case for OSHA, they find themselves investigating the fatality of an exotic dancer in Cleveland.

Lauren Block was an exotic dancer at Christie’s Cabaret in Cleveland. While giving a lap dance to one of the customers she grabbed the railing behind the man and tried to make some kind of dance move that resulted in her loosing her balance and plunging 15 feet, head first to the floor below. She was rushed to the hospital with major head trauma and died a week later.

Part of the OSHA investigation has to do with whether or not exotic dancers like Lauren are employees or independent contractors. If they are found to be the latter, OSHA would have no jurisdiction as independent contractors aren’t covered by OSHA.

You can read the complete story about Lauren Block’s death on the Huffington Post online news.


Stranger Danger Safety Tips

Stranger Danger for anytime

Strangers can be men or women, young or old. They can have any color skin. Some are tall and some are short, some are thin some are heavy. Some strangers are pretty and some are not so pretty. Some strangers can speak different languages. Most strangers are nice, but some strangers are mean. Because you don’t know if someone is a good stranger or a bad one you should not talk to anyone you don’t know.

Stranger danger, are the buzz words commonly used to refer to the important topic of teaching children about the inherent dangers they may face as they venture out into the world.

Unfortunately the world is a scary place and there are people out there who prey on children. No doubt, it is a very important issue that all parents must address and one that requires ongoing, open communication with their children.

The single most important thing to remember when teaching your children about stranger danger is to instill confidence, rather than fear.

You want to equip your child with the knowledge and strategies they will need to protect themselves in dangerous situations. Also, keep your childs age and maturity level in mind and base lessons upon that.

Again, stranger danger lessons should be ongoing adapt the conversation as your child grows as he/she is likely to encounter different types of situations.

Stranger Danger Tips For Kids
Always tell your parents where you are.
· Try not to walk anywhere alone.
· Don’t take shortcuts through a wooded area.
· Bad people do not always look mean or scary.
· Do not get close to strangers.
· Do not tell your name or address to a stranger.
· Never go with a stranger to look for a lost pet.
· Never get into a car with anyone you don’t know.
· Never enter someone’s home or place of business without a parent.
· If a stranger bothers you, run away.
· Know safe places you can go (such as Police or Fire Stations).
· If a stranger follows you or grabs for you, yell loud and make as much noise as you can.
· If anyone touches you in a bad way, say “NO!”
· Tell your parents about places you don’t feel safe.
· Talk with your parents and come up with a secret code word.
· If you have to ask for help from a stranger, if possible seek help from a police officer or teacher.
· Call 911 to report a stranger.
· Never open the door to a stranger.
· Never tell anyone on the phone you are home alone.
Remember,
Bad people
don’t always look mean and scary!
Stranger Danger Tips For Parents
Children should always carry some sort of identification including name, address, telephone number and emergency contact information. Have the identification card laminated to last longer. Have this identification in a secure location and not attached to a backpack.
· Map your child’s route to and from school with them. Walk with them from time-to-time.
· Make sure your children follow this route with no deviations unless they get your permission FIRST.
· Teach your child how to use the telephone in order to dial 9-1-1.
· Avoid allowing your children to wear clothing with their name clearly displayed.
· Teach your child to tell you if anything happens that makes them feel unsafe.
· If your children are left with a babysitter ask your children to talk about this experience.
· When using a babysitter make sure you check out references.
· Take a look at the registered sex offenders in your neighborhood. Check with your local police
Parents and children
should discuss the following questions.
What is a stranger? [A person that you and your parents do not
know.]

· How might a stranger try to fool you into getting into their car? [By
telling you that your parents couldn’t come so he/she was sent to
give you a ride home.]

· How can you protect yourself? [By asking the person to give you the
family’s secret code word.]


· What should you do if someone brought a package to your house when you’re home alone? [Speak to him/her through a closed door, telling them
your mom/dad is resting and cannot come to the door. Tell them to
leave the package on the porch.]


· Is it safe to accept gifts from strangers? [NO!]


· If a stranger stops their car near you and asks for directions, what should you do? [Stand at a good distance from the car, even if they
ask you to come closer.]


· If you become separated from your family at a store or mall, what should you do? [Tell someone who works in the store that you are lost. DO
NOT WANDER


· What
should you do if someone grabs you and starts taking you out of the
store? [Yell, “I don’t know you!” and keep it
up.]


· In an emergency, how can you call the police or fire? [Dial
9-1-1]


· What is a secret family code word used for? [To let you know that it is safe
for someone to pick you up.]


· If you come home to an empty house after school, what is the first thing you should do? [Lock all the doors.]


HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL TIPS YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILDREN REGARDING STRANGERS:

· Always tell your parents where you are going.

· Bad people do not always look mean or scary.

· Do not get close to strangers. Make sure you have room to run.

· Never go with a stranger to help look for a lost pet or play a game.

· Never get into a car with anyone you dont know.

· If a stranger bothers you, run away and ask an adult for help.

· Know safe places you can go a police or fire station, the library, a store or a friends house.

· If a stranger follows you or grabs for you, yell loud! Shout, I dont know you! Fight back and make as much noise as you can.

· If anyone touches you in a bad way, say, NO! Get away and tell an adult you trust. Keep telling until someone listens.

IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE OLD ENOUGH TO STAY ALONE, BE SURE TO TELL THEM TO:

· Know how and when to call 911.

· Never open the door to a stranger.

· Never tell anyone on the phone you are home alone.

· Never tell any callers your name, number or address.

· Hang up right away if you do not like what someone is saying on the phone.

PARENT TIP

Always have an updated photo of your child. On the back put important information such as, name, date of birth, height, weight, and hair and eye color.

Stranger Danger Safety Tips for Walkers

Many walkers fear being attacked or mugged by a stranger. You need to “look forward to being attacked.”

Prevention
There is no technique or tip or weapon to guarantee you won’t be attacked. If you have been attacked, and you are reading this, you did the right thing – whatever you did allowed you to survive. You won. The bad guys have surprise on their side and even the best martial arts expert can become a target. If it happens to you, don’t agonize over coulda-shoulda-woulda. You survived. You won.

Choice of walking routes
Walk indoors: Treadmills
are an option for those who do not have a place to walk they consider to be safe. Some sports facilities have indoor tracks as well. Use the further tips below to stay safe in the parking lot or to and from your home.

High pedestrian traffic areas: Bad guys don’t want witnesses. Being in view of a well-traveled vehicular street is good, but having people on the path with you is better.

Open areas: Paths lined with bushes and trees are pleasant for walking, but afford many hiding places for the bad guys and places they can take you to finish their crimes out of view.

Deterrents
Strangers aren’t out to attack YOU. It is nothing personal, they are just looking for a target of opportunity. Your goal, therefore, is to look like somebody who will be too much trouble to mess with. They also want to make you their victim without attracting attention from others.

Attitude: Keep your head up and striding purposefully. Look aware of your surroundings and be aware of them. Headphones may give the impression that you are less aware. Lt. Jim Bullard suggests your mental attitude should be, “No low life scum is going to spoil three minutes of my day!”

Companions: Walking with a friend or group reduces your chance of attack significantly.

Dog: Walking with a dog, even a little ankle-biter, will greatly reduce the chance of attack. Obey all licensing, leash, and doo-doo ordinances in the jurisdiction you are walking through.

Stick: Why mess with somebody with a walking/hiking stick when there are lots of people without one?

Alarm: A brightly colored personal body alarm can be a deterrent when visibly worn. Bad guys don’t want to attract attention. A whistle is also a good signal device.

Pepper spray: Where legal, carrying this in your hand or visibly displayed may be a deterrent.

When accosted
As I said above, there is no guaranteed way to prevent being chosen as a target, some bad guys just can’t read the clues that you are more trouble than they bargained for. Now is your chance to prove it.

LASTLY SOME MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL SECURITY AND SAFETY TIPS

1. Use the elbow it is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss is away from you…chances are that he is more interested in our wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver wont see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc.) DONT DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.

1. If someone is in the car with a gun to your head, DO NOT DRIVE OFF, repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your air bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot or parking garage:

A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat.

B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

C.) Look at the car parked on the drivers side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out.

IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. Finally, if the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times. And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, preferably in a zigzag pattern!

Remember not all strangers or predators look mean and scary. Raise your sense of awareness and dont become a victim.

Safety First, Safety Always!!

Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ken Oswald, Safety and Security Manager for Plateau

koswald@plateautel.com


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