author, John Myre, is editor and publisher of Safety Times,
a safety publication for companies and organizations that he
founded in 1992.
He is a former financial and risk management executive (34
years) for SBC (Southwestern Bell Corporation). His credits include
several articles on safety including
and Health Management Planning
Chapter 30 - Off-The-Job Safety
John has been a speaker at the VPPPA (Voluntary
Protection Programs Participants' Association) convention, American Society of Safety
Engineers Convention, Ohio Safety Convention, and Missouri
His talk focuses on the benefits of an off-the-job safety
program for an organization, the importance of developing
Personal Family Safety Plans, and how to develop Personal
Awards for Live Safely in a Dangerous World
Live Safely in a Dangerous World was selected from a
field of over 1500 entries as one of the Ten Outstanding Books
of the Year in the 2003 Independent Publisher Awards competition.
The book won the award for the category "Most Likely To
The Planet." Normally, the award goes to an environmental
book, but the committee believed the book will save lives
around the world.
The book also won a 2003 Writer’s Digest nonfiction category award.
addition to the awards for the book, a publisher in China has
published a Chinese-language edition.
Front Cover Back Cover
Click here for
is a worthwhile, readable volume ... and it is organized for easy
Of course, not all accidents can be prevented. Still, if more
of us took Myre’s suggestions to heart, our world would be a lot
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
may find yourself muttering “I knew that!” after reading each
of the hints about keeping yourself safe in your auto, home, RV,
trampolines, swimming pools; in the snow, the rain, on the golf
course etc., etc., however, remember the old saying: “accidents
One of the things Live Safely in a Dangerous World consistently
reminds us of is that many of the things we use are not toys,
they are serious machines or phenomena which will cause death,
or at best life-long injury.
With a superb Information Source & Index, Live Safely in
a Dangerous World is a handy handbook to have around the house,
on vacation & in your car.”
RebeccasReads (Top 500 Amazon reviewer)
“Intelligently organized and presented manual for the accident
prone set (and the rest of us too), Live Safely in a Dangerous
World is an eye-opening almanac of statistics, solutions and
peace of mind.
Author Myre delivers here a magnificent manifesto for year-round
safety and sanity, staging his presentation along four main fronts:
Driving Safety, (city driving, expressway driving, rural roads,
and yep, there's even a chapter devoted to road rage, a.k.a. "rudes
of the road"); Home Safety (includes chapters on barbecues,
fire detection and response, firearms, ladders and lawn mowers);
Leisure and General Safety (bees, bowling and chainsaws, too)
and Kids' Safety, which runs the A-Z gamut of accident possibilities
and their prevention, including a chapter on the what-to-do’s
about sexual abuse.
Topped off by inclusion of a sample personal safety plan and a
comprehensive index, Live Safely in a Dangerous World
is simply one of the finest safety reference books around, accessible
and effective in its valuable reminder that all times are safety
times. Play it safe — buy it without thinking twice.”
The Boox Review
is a powerful resource for common-sense safety approaches to
just about every possible topic. This book provides 127
easy-to-read articles with practical insight into important
accident prevention and safety information. Following the
strategies in this guide can save your life.
Pittsburgh Area Brain Injury Alliance
| Home |
the Book | Sample Pages | Press
Reproducible Articles | Contact
Testimonials from Readers:
"A wealth of safety information, and in a very useful format.
This clear, concise guide creates a safety awareness that is
important for everyone."
— Christy L. Tharenos, M.D.
"A must for every family! Safety tips that could save your life
or the life of a loved one."
— Howard J. Chapel, D.C.
Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics
"An especially important book: practical, clear, personal, and
refreshingly readable. A first-rate safety guide for everyone."
— Dick Darling, V.P.
R. F. Haack and Associates
“Live Safely in a Dangerous World: How to Beat the Odds of Dying
in an Accident is a common-sense guide that every household
should have in plain sight. It is a wonderful resource that you
can flip through to help remind you of the little things that
you haven't thought about recently. The information that applies
directly to you and your family should be reviewed at the
beginning of each seasonal change: not to make a nation of
paranoids, but to create a nation of safe, responsible
Julie Failla Earhart
Award-winning author, writer, speaker, and editor