Safety E-mails

Raise Safety Awareness with E-mail Messages

Safety committees can get a great deal of mileage out of these ready-to-go safety e-mails. Send a new e-mail to employees regularly (e.g., once a week) to help create safety awareness and a positive safety culture among employees. 

The e-mails are provided as jpeg images that should be viewable in most HTML-enabled e-mail systems.

How To Send the Files

  1. Left click on the message image below that you want to send. Then right click and select “Save image as.”  Chose the location where to save the file on your computer.
  2. Open an e-mail message and click the cursor in the body of the message.
  3. Choose “insert a picture” (in Outlook, this is under the Insert menu) and navigate to the image saved on your computer.
  4. Add a “View in browser” link for recipients who may not be able to see images in e-mail messages. Create a hyperlink of the words “View in browser” to the URL address for the image you downloaded. This is the Web address on the page that opens when you click on the image on the website page.
  5. Customize the message:
    • If the message is part of the safety committee’s efforts, include a signature that has the names of committee members.
    • Include information about to whom employees can go with their questions or concerns.
  6. Use a catchy but relevant subject line for the e-mails to ensure that employees open the message.
  7. Use a catchy but relevant subject line for the e-mails to ensure employees open the messages.

E-mail Messages

New messages added: working in the heat, dog bite prevention, ladder safety and entering or exiting large vehicles.

Take precautions when working outside in the heat: text gives tips, images show signs of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke
Take Precautions When Working in the Heat
Prevent dog bites: text gives tips and images illustrate signs of presence of dogs on premises, aggressive dog behavior and using a soft object as target or dog to bite
Prevent Dog Bites
Ladder safety: text gives tips for safe use of ladders and hazards to avoid. Images show proper and improper ladder set up
Ladder Safety
Safely enter and exit large vehicles. Text gives tips on how to do this and images show right and wrong way to enter or exit a large vehicle.
Safety Enter/Exit Large Vehicle
Remedy home work space hazards with diagrams of how to appropriately manage power cords
Remedy Home Work Space Hazards
Safe use of cleaning products includes text tips and diagrams on how to use cleaning chemicals safely
Safe Use of Cleaning Products
Take time to stretch during work with diagrams of stretches for arms, shoulders and back
Take Time to Stretch
Work comfortably at home includes photos and tips for how to set up a workstation for proper ergonomics
Work Comfortably at Home
Tick Safety: text and images showing tick species in Minnesota, how to prevent tick bites and how to remove a tick
Tick Safety