|The Safety Book For Kids|
John Myre's Background
John is the author of the award-winning book, Live Safely in a Dangerous World, and the e-books, The Safety Book For Kids and The Safety Book For Your Family.
He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. After a thirty-four year-career as a financial and risk management executive with Southwestern Bell Corporation, he founded Safety Times. Inc in 1992.
From 1992-2002, he was the editor and publisher of Safety Times, an off-the job safety publication for businesses and organizations. The publication was distributed to over 20,000 people.
John has achieved the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation. He has been a speaker at several safety conventions, has written articles for safety and risk management publications such as Professional Safety magazine and Business Insurance magazine, and is the author of the off-the-job safety chapter in Safety and Health Management Planning (Government Institutes, 1999).
Live Safely in a Dangerous World Background
Live Safely in a Dangerous World is the product of more than ten years’ research. Nearly all of the topics were published at least twice in the Safety Times Newsletter from 1992 through 2002.
The information for each topic comes from many sources. Before publishing each topic in the newsletter, it was reviewed by at least two CSPs (Certified Safety Professionals), or by a CSP and a subject-matter expert. Children’s topics were reviewed by a representative of the Safe Kids Worldwide organization; boating topics by the United States Coast Guard; the chain-saw topic by a safety trainer for a chain-saw manufacturer, and so on.
The circulation of the newsletter exceeded 20,000; pass-along readership, however, was considerably higher, as some recipients paid for the privilege of copying the material. Safety Times clients have included Alcoa, Avery Dennison, Boeing, Dow Corning, ExxonMobil, General Motors, Georgia-Pacific, Honeywell, SBC, Sprint, the U.S. Postal Service, and hundreds of other corporations and organizations.
A leading independent publisher, Cypress House, edited the book.
Book Reviews for Live Safely in a Dangerous World
"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
"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.
“It is a powerful resource for ... 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
"... 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
“This is a worthwhile, readable volume ... and it is organized for easy reference. ... if more of us took Myre’s suggestions to heart, our world would be a lot safer.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"An especially important book: practical, clear, personal, and refreshingly readable. A first-rate safety guide for everyone."
Dick Darling, V.P.
Live Safely in a Dangerous World 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 individuals.”
— Julie Failla Earhart
Award-winning author, writer, speaker, and editor