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Safety Badge Req. 1

Prepare a notebook to include:

Newspaper & other stories showing common kinds & causes of accidents in the home.

01. Stories for a notebook about home accidents & their causes can be found in

a. magazines, newsletters & the Internet.
b. newspapers, magazines, newsletters & the Internet.
c. books, newspapers, magazines, newsletters & the Internet.

02. Accidents in the home include [Mark all that apply]

a. drowning, falls, lacerations, burns, & suffocation.
b. choking, electrocution, fires, firearms, & poisoning.
c. burns, choking, stampedes, electrocution, firearms, & falls.

03. Causes of accidents include

a. faulty hearing, faulty vision, faulty memory, & other handicaps.
b. excuse dependency, personal exclusion beliefs, & the lure of the forbidden.
c. time saving [haste], disobeying the rules, chance taking, drug abuse, & ignorance.
d. all of the above.

Newspaper & other stories showing common kinds of crimes against families.

04. Common crimes against families are

a. abandonment, kidnapping, murder, arson, rape.
b. hijacking, sabotage, vehicle theft, fraud, & suicide.
c. vandalism, burglary, theft, domestic violence, & assault.

Facts obtained concerning frequency of accidents & crimes involving families in your locality.

05. An example of local family accident & crime frequency includes

a. every 10 minutes 2 people are killed & 170 suffer disabling injury.
b. in 1997, 9% of all violent crime victimization’s reported were committed by relatives.
c. in the county, drowning leads as cause of death for children from 1 to 5 years of age.
d. at least 75% of all fire deaths occur in residential homes.
e. all of the above.

A paragraph or more written by you explaining how your family life could be changed by serious fire, accident, or crime.

06. My paragraph or more explaining how my family life could be changed was based on

a. serious fire.
b. serious accident.
c. serious crime.
d. none of the above.

07. Changes in my family life that might occur include

a. death.
b. lifetime physical damage.
c. suffering pain & inconvenience.
d. all of the above.

08. Serious accident, fire, or , results in 3 major areas of family life change, the , , & . They can be experienced in many differing combinations, depending largely upon circumstance & interpretation.

crime | physical | emotional | economic | individual

09. Physical change includes

a. bodily function & family size
b. residence, vocation or job, & transportation
c. all of the above
d. none of the above

10. Economic change includes

a. job or business replacement.
b. personal property replacement.
c. medical expenses.
d. all of the above.

11. Emotional change includes reactions to physical & economic changes & the incident.

a. True
b. False

12. The "ingredients" of safety are [Mark all that apply]

a. knowledge & skill.
b. accepting limitations.
c. inquiring mind that plans ahead.
d. hard hats, gloves, & steel toed shoes.
e. items a, b, & c only.
f. all of the above.

A list of safe practices & safety devices currently used in your home & automobile.

13. Safe practices & safety devices currently used in our home include

a. address displayed, visible from the street
b. automatic timers used for lights, sprinklers & radios
c. cleaning products out of the reach of children
d. entryways deadbolted
e. emergency water stored & maintained
f. family safety discussions
g. firearms & munitions stored separately
h. flammable materials stored in metal containers & outside
i. flashlights & batteries always available
j. garage door double locked
k. garden brush & trees trimmed regularly
l. garden hose attached to water supply, length covers perimeter of structures
m. hallway refuge area maintained
n. no hidden extra house key
o. porch lighted
p. portable butane stove maintained
q. portable radio maintained
r. security closet maintained
s. serial number inventory lists maintained, copies stored at separate locations
t. smoke detectors maintained
u. yard illuminated
v. all of the above & more
w. those checked above & more
x. none of the above & less
y. not sure
z. please rephrase the question

14. Safe practices & safety devices currently used in our automobile include

a. child safety seats used & maintained
b. insurance maintained
c. regular safety inspection of horn, lights, wipers, & more
d. seat belts used & maintained
e. tools, 1st aid kit, fire extinguisher, blanket & more stored in trunk
f. all of the above & more
g. those circled above & more
h. none of the above & less
i. not sure
j. please rephrase the question

Safety Badge Req. 2

Do the following:

Using a safety checklist approved by your counselor, make an inspection of your home. Explain the hazards found & how they were corrected.

15. I have used this checklist, found hazards & stated the corrective action necessary

Good lighting in hallways & passageways between rooms & other heavy traffic areas to get rid of shadows that could hide tripping hazards.

Corrective action: .

A lamp or light switch within reach of the bed so anyone getting up at night will not stumble around in the dark.

Corrective action: .

Night lights in the bedrooms of young & elderly family members.

Corrective action: .

Exits & passageways are kept clear of furniture, boxes, or anything that could be an obstruction or tripping hazard. People are less watchful on well-traveled paths.

Corrective action: .

Toys, games, books, magazines, & all other little things that get left on the floor are picked up.

Corrective action: .

Non-skid backing on all small rugs. Rubber matting that can be cut to size is available for hand-crafted or other kinds of rugs that do not have their own backing.

Corrective action: .

Decals or decorations on glass doors to make them obvious, so somebody does not try to walk through what looks like an open door.

Corrective action: .

Stairs are well lighted with switches at both top and bottom.

Corrective action: .

Sturdy handrails available for all steps & stairways.

Corrective action: .

Nothing stored on stairways no matter how temporary. Anything that makes stairs difficult to use is a hazard.

Corrective action: .

Treads, risers, & carpeting are all in good shape. No torn coverings or nails sticking out to snag a foot.

Corrective action: .

Good, even lighting is provided at the stove, sink, & countertop work areas, especially where food is chopped by hand.

Corrective action: .

Step stool or utility ladder for reaching high shelves & cupboards so you do not have to use chairs or other unsafe makeshifts.

Corrective action: .

 

Special rack, compartment, or tray for storing sharp knives. If they are mixed in a drawer with other things, there is a good chance of cutting a finger or hand while reaching for something else.

Corrective action: .

Household cleaners, disinfectants, & insecticides all kept in their original containers, separate from food, & out of reach of children.

Corrective action: .

Spills are wiped up as soon as they happen or as soon as you spot them.

Corrective action: .

Self-polishing or non-skid wax floors. If regular wax is used, buff it thoroughly. Use a dry dust mop on floors polished with paste wax, dusting sprays can soften wax.

Corrective action: .

Non-skid mats, abrasive strips, or textured surfaces are placed in tubs & showers to keep from slipping on slick surfaces.

Corrective action: .

Medicines are clearly labeled. Be sure to read the label in a good enough light to see it clearly. Be sure to use the right medicine & the right dose.

Corrective action: .

Medicines are locked up where young children can not get at them. Children do not know if pills are good for them or not. They do know that they fit into their mouths.

Corrective action: .

Outdated medicines are disposed of properly. Chemicals change with age; those pills might become dangerous. Leftover pills from 1 illness might tempt someone to take them for another illness, something a doctor should decide.

Corrective action: .

Night lights are used in all bathrooms.

Corrective action: .

Breakable bottles & jars are stored where they will not be knocked over & shattered.

Corrective action: .

Gas & water lines are tagged so they can be quickly identified. In an emergency, the proper one must be identified without delay.

Corrective action: .

Fuses & circuit breakers are labeled to show which outlets & fixtures they protect.

Corrective action: .

Washer & dryer are electrically grounded. Because laundry appliances are surrounded by wetness, the chances of shock are greater.

Corrective action: .

Metal ironing board is provided with a non-combustible pad.

Corrective action: .

Cleaning fluids, drain openers, ammonia’s, & items are locked up or placed out of reach of children.

Corrective action: .

Passageways from one area of the basement or garage to another are kept clear. Basements & garages are notoriously cluttered storage areas, make sure yours is an exception.

Corrective action: .

Lights or switches are positioned so they can be turned on without obstructions.

Corrective action: .

Good air circulation in areas where paints & solvents that give off vapors or fumes are used.

Corrective action: .

Flexible lighting fixtures for providing ample illumination where you need it most at any given time.

Corrective action: .

 

Paint thinners or solvents are in appropriate unbreakable containers.

Corrective action: .

Oily rags are stored in tight metal cans. Keeping oxygen out prevents spontaneous ignition.

Corrective action: .

Tools kept out of reach of small children & anybody who does not know how to use or care for them properly.

Corrective action: .

Power tool guards in place. Remember, guards are there to protect the operator, not the machine.

Corrective action: .

Power tools are disconnected or switches locked when not in use. This is the rule in safety-conscious companies. Be as safe at home as on the job.

Corrective action: .

Tools are properly grounded if they are not double insulated.

Corrective action: .

Garden tools are returned to storage racks after use. A tripping hazard is a tripping hazard, whether indoors or out.

Corrective action: .

Walks & driveways are in good shape. Do not wait until someone falls or twists an ankle to repair damage.

Corrective action: .

Children’s swings, slides, & other outdoor play equipment is kept in a safe condition.

Corrective action: .

Ladders are in good shape. No loose rungs, worn ladder shoes, or frayed ropes on extension ladders. If the part cannot be repaired, replace the ladder.

Corrective action: .

Yard is clear of broken glass, nail-studded boards, & other litter. Those things can not only trip a person but also injure them when they fall.

Corrective action: .

Clothes line is above head level. Someone walking into a clothesline could get a nasty injury.

Corrective action: .

Abundance of wall electrical outlets, avoiding “octopus” connections.

Corrective action: .

Appliances have UL [Underwriters Laboratories] or AGA [American Gas Association] labels.

Corrective action: .

Kitchen wiring is heavy enough to carry the extra current load drawn by electrical appliances such as toasters, waffle irons, & grills.

Corrective action: .

Cracked or damaged electrical power cords & extension cords are replaced.

Corrective action: .

Extension cords are right capacity for the tools or appliances on which they are used.

Corrective action: .

Extra fuses are on hand.

Corrective action: .

Flashlight’s handy & in good working condition for checking fuses & other emergencies.

Corrective action: .

Electrical cords are stored away from sharp objects which might cut or tear the insulation.

Corrective action: .

 

Covers over electrical outlets. If the home has small children or infants, this is a must.

Corrective action: .

Smoke detectors are tested & operating properly.

Corrective action: .

Storage areas are free of liquids, papers, rags, & other materials that could catch fire.

Corrective action: .

Charcoal lighter fluid is stored in original container so it will not be mistaken for something else.

Corrective action: .

Grease containers are kept away from stove.

Corrective action: .

Kitchen matches are stored in tightly closed metal containers.

Corrective action: .

Large deep ashtrays are placed throughout house.

Corrective action: .

Towel racks are located away from stoves. A breeze might blow a towel end into a burner flame.

Corrective action: .

Oven & broiler pans are clean & free of grease.

Corrective action: .

Small stoves & heaters are placed where they cannot tip over.

Corrective action: .

Fire extinguishers are inspected & recharged when necessary.

Corrective action: .

There is a screen in front of the fireplace.

Corrective action: .

Family has an emergency escape plan. It is updated & practiced regularly.

Corrective action: .

Pot handles are turned away from the stove front but not over another burner.

Corrective action: .

Standard practice is to open the oven door before turning on the gas & lighting it.

Corrective action: .

Assure hands are dry before operating any electrical appliance.

Corrective action: .

Use of pot holders & make sure they are dry beforehand.

Corrective action: .

Shield one’s self from hot steam when removing covers from hot pans by lifting the far side first.

Corrective action: .

Understand that water should never be poured on a grease fire.

Corrective action: .

Avoid wearing loose, flowing garments around flame.

Corrective action: .

Keep emergency numbers for police, fire, physician, utility services, & etc. next to the telephone.

Corrective action: .

Keep instruction books for appliances close at hand in case something goes wrong.

Corrective action: .

Avoid carrying vision-blocking loads on stairs.

Corrective action: .

Avoid using aerosols near open flame or in the presence of someone smoking.

Corrective action: .

Get help for heavy or difficult jobs.

Corrective action: .

Keep others a safe distance away when a lawn mower is in use.

Corrective action: .

Shut off a power lawn mower when cleaning, adjusting, or emptying the grass catcher.

Corrective action: .

Assure that appropriate eye protection [goggles / Shields] are used when using a drill, sanding, or any sight-threatening activity.

Corrective action: .

Know the location of gas & water main valves and how to close them.

Corrective action: .

Know the location of the main electrical switch & how to turn it off.

Corrective action: .

Know how to light the pilot lights for the furnace & water heater.

Corrective action: .


 

 

 

 

Review or develop your family’s plan for escape in case of fire in your home.

Excape Plan Drawing

16. The single level home [see example] of a family excape plan plainly shows primary routes with

a. 2 green plus symbols.
b. letters E, G, & W backed by yellow dots.
c. a large black X crossing a red dot inside a blue circle.
d. red dotted lines with red arrows exiting left pointing the direction of travel.
e. blue dotted lines with blue arrows exiting right pointing the direction of travel.

17. The outside pre-planned meeting place is marked by

a. 2 green plus symbols.
b. letters E, G, & W backed by yellow dots.
c. a large black X crossing a red dot inside a blue circle.
d. red dotted lines with red arrows exiting left pointing the direction of travel.
e. blue dotted lines with blue arrows exiting right pointing the direction of travel.

18. The main utility shut off points are marked by

a. 2 green plus symbols.
b. letters E, G, & W backed by yellow dots.
c. a large black X crossing a red dot inside a blue circle.
d. red dotted lines with red arrows exiting left pointing the direction of travel.
e. blue dotted lines with blue arrows exiting right pointing the direction of travel.

19. Home family Emergency Medical Kit locations are shown by

a. 2 green plus symbols.
b. letters E, G, & W backed by yellow dots.
c. a large black X crossing a red dot inside a blue circle.
d. red dotted lines with red arrows exiting left pointing the direction of travel.
e. blue dotted lines with blue arrows exiting right pointing the direction of travel.

Safety Badge Req. 3

Do the following:

Discuss with your counselor how you contribute to the safety of yourself, your family, & community.

20. Types of self-safety contributions I can discuss are

a. wearing safety belts, keep feet out of aisles, no rides from strangers, picking up after myself & others & at night stay away from dark streets.
b. set a good example for others, observe safety rules & regulations, report suspicious activity, & cross streets only at crosswalks
c. obey all laws all the time, use the handrail when walking stairs, look both ways before crossing the street, & not playing in the street
d. keep relatively quiet while a car passenger, wearing safety equipment, & never hitchhiking.

21. Family safety contributions that I make are

a. locking all car doors when traveling, making sure my family understands flight attendant safety instructions, holding hands of family members when crossing a street
b. assure the family car windshield is always clean, post emergency information next to the telephone, & keeping the lawn mowed
c. replacing burned light bulbs in home security lighting fixtures as soon as they are noticed, trimming bushes to eliminate hiding places around the home, & assuring garden hose remains coiled & hung when not in use
d. locking entry doors even when at home & awake, checking on young & elderly members regularly, & keeping close surveillance of vehicle & home key sets

22. My community safety contributions include

a. participation in the local Neighborhood Watch program
b. taking Red Cross training in 1st Aid or Disaster Services
c. being active in a Police or Fire dedicated Explorer Post
d. reporting public hazards, damage or incidents promptly

Show your family members how to protect themselves & your home from accidents, fire, theft, robbery, & assault.

23. I have shown my family members how to protect themselves & our home by

a. proudly sharing & displaying my Safety notebook.
b. sharing the results of my home safety & safe practices checklists.
c. viewing a safety feature film together & discussing the presentation afterwards.
d. regularly pointing out hidden safety hazards observed in films we watch together.

Safety Badge Req. 4

Show your family exits you would use from different public buildings (such as church, theater, municipal building, library, supermarket, shopping center) in the event of an emergency. Teach your family what to do in the event of a panic.

24. What sign below would not indicate an emergency exit from a public building?

a. b. c. d. e.

25. What position for an emergency exit sign is proper?

a. Positioning b. Positioning c. Both a. & b. d. Neither is proper

 

26. Which sign directs exit to the left only?

a. b. c. d. e.

27. Preventing panic depends upon a person’s , , & how they are used in an situation.

emergency | experience | knowledge

28. Be sure your family learns to routinely exit sign locations when entering a place.

first | observing | public | practice

Safety Badge Req. 5

Make a plan for accident prevention programs for 5 family activities outside the home (such as church, theater, picnic, beach, travel). Each plan should include an analysis of possible hazards, purposed action to correct hazards, & reasons for the correction you proposed.

29. Which possible hazard could be found in a public theater?

a. Exit lights fully functional.
b. Isles poorly illuminated.
c. Panic
d. b & c only.
e. a, b, & especially c.

30. A Scout could best correct a ________ hazard at a family beach activity.

a. theft
b. shark
c. foot injury

31. A reasonable corrective proposal for an abduction hazard found while traveling is

a. always plan & distribute an itinerary.
b. do not tell anyone you are from out of town.
c. carry large amounts & openly display your money.
d. wear clothing that blends with your planned environment.

32. Store hazard correction, reporting poison stored within a child's reach, was chosen because

a. it is an unrecognized re-occurring problem in many retail stores.
b. ultimately the store management is responsible for the correction.
c. public safety depends largely upon actions of the safety experienced & knowledgeable.

33. A proper table to present my accident prevention plan might include

a. Activity Type, Excuse(s), Completion(s), Reaction(s)
b. Activity Type, Hazard(s), Correction(s), & Reason(s)
c. Origin(s), Time(s), Amount(s), Temperature(s), & Color(s)
d. Number(s), Attempt(s), Excuse(s), Color(s), Ability(ies)

34. The 5 outside of the home family activities I chose are [Mark your choices]

Airport

Air Show

Amusement Park

Car Show

Church

Concert

Department Store

Fair

Farm

Funeral

Grocery Store

Gymnasium

Hospital

Leisure Walk

Library

Museum

Not Listed

Parade

Park

Party

Picnic

Railroad Station

Restaurant

Stable

Swap Meet

Theater

Traveling

Vacation

Wedding

Zoo

Name those family activities if not listed.

Safety Badge Req. 6


Plan & complete a safety project approved by your counselor in your home, school, church, or community.

35. The safety project I would ask my counselor’s approval about would involve

a. Writing a petition regarding an observed safety problem in the community. Collect 25 adult signatures on your petition. After photocopying, send the original to a local government representative. Submit photocopy of petition & any government representative response to your counselor.

b. Making copies of this test and administering it to a community group & reviewing the answers as a group activity. Documenting process with video or using still photographs and audio recordings. Sharing the documentation with my counselor.

c. Designing a safety pamphlet & manufacturing 30 copies. Ask local hospital emergency room director to distribute it at the admitting area. Check back with the hospital personnel in 1 week & document how many pamphlets were picked up by patients or visitors.

d. For a period of 3 months, making a inventory of bulk items dumped curbside in my neighborhood. Reporting weekly their description & location to the city sanitation department for handling. Producing 8x10 paper flyers explaining the city laws concerning dumping & bulk waste disposal. Distribution of flyers to people in the locations where the dumped bulk items were observed.

e. Reviewing pamphlet examples and/or calling my counselor for more suggestions.

 

Scout's Name: Troop Number: Date:

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Last Edit: 29 December 2005
Courtesy of ARCO & Robert Havlicek