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Safety Awareness Training - Summer 2009


National Safety Council's (NSC) Defensive Driving Course(DDC) 4

The Department of Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety Office are offering Defensive Driving Course 4 classes for FREE to UMD faculty and staff, any age. Spouses and partners may attend FREE depending on space availability. You only need to attend one of the courses.

A certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. For those 55 and over, it is advisable to check with your insurance company if completion of this course will qualify you for a discount on your insurance premium.

DDC 4 is a fast-paced, four-hour driver improvement program that also makes an ideal refresher course. In just four hours, DDC 4 offers practical strategies to reduce
collision-related injuries, fatalities, and costs. It addresses the importance of
attitude in preventing accidents, and reinforces the good driving skills students
already have. Most importantly, DDC 4 shows students the consequences of the choices they make behind the wheel, and puts defensive driving in a personal context. Topics include:

* Aggressive driving and road rage
* Fatigue and drowsy driving
* How driver behavior and mental conditions affect driving
* Defensive driving techniques
* The crash impact on passengers
* How to avoid a collision and case study scenarios
* Personal driving style evaluation
* Hazard recognition and collision avoidance
* Emotional impairment, common driving irritation and "Pet Peeves"
* The "Fatal Four" causes of a crash
* Driving skills inventory and assessments
* Occupant protection laws and graduate driver's licensing
* Vehicle malfunctions and maintenance

Facilitators: Andrew Kimball and Laura Lott of Environmental Health & Safety Office.

Wed, August 5, 5:00-9:00 p.m., Garden Room
Thu, August 6, 5:00-9:00 p.m., Garden Room


Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

Fire extinguishers are only valuable safety devices when you know how to use them. This course is designed to alleviate any questions about the use of fire extinguishers. It will also provide information to help you learn about the ABCs of fire extinguishers, how to perform visual inspections and decide whether or not to attempt to fight a fire.

Facilitator: Andrew Kimball is an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist Certified instructor in CPR, AED, First Aid, HazMat, Defensive Driving, and Fire Safety.

Thu, 8/27
Kirby Terrace
(outside Kirby Student Center/
above Solon Campus Center)


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