5 minute "Safety Talks"

Fact Sheet Library

Need a 5 - 10 minute "safety talk" for an upcoming safety meeting? Fact sheets are handy resource guides offering stats, tips, and suggestions for making your life safer. The Oklahoma Safety Council invites you to browse our library. Feel free to print these useful tools and share them with your employees.

  • All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety

    ATVs have become popular for work and recreation on many farms and ranches. Unfortunately, reported cases of serious injury and death have increased along with their increased use.

  • Driving at Night

    Traffic death rates are three times greater at night than during the day, according to the National Safety Council. Driving at night is more of a challenge than many people think. It's also more dangerous.

  • Driving Defensively

    More than 41,000 people lose their lives in motor vehicle crashes each year and over two million more suffer disabling injuries, according to the National Safety Council.

  • Driving in the Rain

    Losing control of your car on wet pavement is a frightening experience. Unfortunately, it can happen unless you take preventive measures.

  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)

    What is ETS? What are the health effects? What can be done to reduce the risk of exposure?

  • Farm Shop Safety

    Service and maintenance tasks can often lead to serious injury. The farm shop and the field are the primary locations where repair operations are completed. Make sure your farm shop is part of a farm safety solution, not a problem.

  • How to Make Your Holiday Season a Safe One

    The National Safety Council offers these suggestions to help make your holiday season safe.

  • Pesticides

    Where are they found? What are the health effects? How can you reduce the risk of exposure in your home?

  • Preventing Slips & Falls

    In 1998, falls in the home and community caused or led to 15,900 deaths. All age groups are vulnerable, but older adults are most at risk. In fact, 80% of those receiving fatal injury are over the age of 65.

  • Protect Yourself...Wear a Helmet!

    What do bicycling, horseback riding, baseball and in-line skating have in common? Helmets!

  • Reduce Your Risk of Becoming a Carjack Victim

    Incidences of carjacking and other auto-related crimes have appeared regularly in news stories. Despite the danger, there are measures you can take to guard against crime when you are behind the wheel or walking to your vehicle.

  • Reporting Accidents & Emergencies

    A great benefit of cellular telephones is their use in reporting trouble, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). To warrant mobile phone handling, authorities say that an incident is considered an emergency if it requires immediate action.

  • Roadway Work Zone Safety

    In 2003, 1,028 people killed and 40,637 people injured in work zone crashes. Of the 1,028 people killed in work zones, 862 were in construction zones, 79 were in maintenance zones, 21 were in utility zones, and 66 were in another type of work zone.

  • Safe Use of Hand Tools

    Tools have always been indispensable helpmates, and a good set of hand tools is essential for any farm shop, machinery or facility repair. Unfortunately, tools also contribute to countless injuries when used incompetently.

  • Sun & Heat Exposure

    During late spring and summer many people like to spend time outside in the sun for fun or work. But overexposure to the sun can damage the skin and could cause skin cancer.

  • Tractor Safety

    Farm tractors provide the primary source of power on many farms. Studies show that the farm tractor is involved in a high proportion of farm fatalities and severe injuries.

  • What To Do if Your Car Breaks Down

    You are driving down the highway when suddenly you have car trouble. The National Safety Council suggests the following measures when your car breaks down or has a flat tire on the highway.

  • What To Do When Your Brakes Fail

    Having your brakes fail while you are driving is a dangerous and horrifying experience, especially when you are traveling on an interstate highway or other high-speed roadway.