NATIONAL OPERATION LIFESAVER
The goal of National Operation Lifesaver is to prevent collisions, injuries and fatalities on and around railroad tracks. Learn the facts and see how you can stay safe around the tracks and railway crossings within our communities.
TRAIN YOUR BRAIN
Visit Brainy’s World to learn about train safety. Print out puzzles and quizzes to test your safety knowledge and connect with Brainy on Facebook.
ACTIVE SHOOTER – WORKPLACE AWARENESS
Watch a 7-minute video of personal actions you can take if confronted with an active shooter in the workplace. The video, available for your use and at meetings, is a production of NS Safety & Environmental and the Media Center based on a scenario prepared by Houston officials in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The most serious obstacles to personal safety are complacency and fatalism. To stay safe, assume more responsibility for your own security.
- Don’t leave your vehicle running unattended in your driveway to “warm up.”
- Don’t leave your garage door open, even for a few minutes and even if you are home. More than 30 percent of burglaries are related to open garage doors while the owners are home.
- Install additional sensor lights around your home and property; leave lights on all night long.
- Don’t leave a young child alone in a vehicle, even for a minute. If you witness a violation like this, call police right away and give the location, description, and license number.
- Buy a shredder, and use it. Shred sensitive material.
- Replace burned-out light bulbs and broken fixtures at your home.
- Photograph valuables such as jewelry and watches and keep these photos with your insurance info.
- Record serial numbers, purchase dates, makes and models of TVs, DVD players, and cameras. If you’re burglarized, this info will be placed in a nationwide data bank identifying the items as stolen property and with case numbers from the reporting agency.
- Lock your vehicle, even if it’s parked in your locked garage.
- Check your credit history annually. Regularly reconcile your bank accounts, and check your credit card statements.
- Record your license number and VIN and keep this info in your wallet, in case you need to report your vehicle stolen.
- Conceal registration and insurance information in your glove compartment. Vehicle burglars have been removing this information to use for identity theft.
- Store guns, expensive jewelry, and like items in a safe at home. Use a locked “security closet” to store valuables at work. This will deter criminals who are in a hurry to flee.
- Don’t leave items visible in your vehicle. Criminals target vehicles for a break-in when they see packages, purses, bags.
- Check your home locks. Make sure the screws in the door strike plates are at least 1.75 inches long and you have deadbolt locks with at least two-inch throws.
- Never carry your original Social Security card in your wallet. Instead, store it securely at home.
- Have an emergency disaster response plan at home and work. Contact your local fire department, Red Cross, or police about disaster preparedness.