Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council today announced that John Deere is supporting Council efforts to reduce unintentional injuries and deaths beyond the workplace. United States employees are less safe at home than at work. In fact, 9 out of every 10 unintentional employee deaths occur off the job.
“Increasingly, organizations who value safety, such as John Deere, recognize that keeping their employees safe after they leave the workplace is necessary for operational excellence,” said Janet Froetscher, National Safety Council president and CEO. “Off-the-job safety, including workers and their families, is a key component of an organization’s safety management system.”
John Deere is supporting the Council’s Bring Safety Home Web pages, enabling the following information to be provided free of charge online to the public:
- A downloadable version of the Off-the-Job Safety Program Manual 2nd Edition. This 70-page book outlines the elements of a successful program, discusses motivating employees and creating the right workplace culture, and offers tips and tactics for off-the-job safety program communicating.
- The seven elements essential to an off-the-job safety program.
- A checklist of questions used to determine gaps in an off-the-job safety program.
- An implementation tool and legend used to plot the stages of an off-the-job safety program.
- A customizable PowerPoint presentation to help make the case for an off-the-job safety program.
- An archive of articles appearing in Safety+Health® magazine profiling various aspects of off-the-job safety programs.
- A cost-capturing tool designed specifically to track off-the-job safety costs.
John Deere has been a member of the National Safety Council since 1924. Over the years, they have provided support for off-the-job safety efforts that include attending and presenting at the NSC Off-the-Job Safety Symposia. Many John Deere associates also have served in various NSC board and volunteer positions.
The National Safety Council (nsc.org) saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.