National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 19–26, 2007

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 19–26, 2007

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 19–26, 2007, Publicity Kit

I. Avoid Danger: Close the Door on Dog Bites

II. Fiscal Years 2005 and 2006 Total OSHA Recordable Dog Bite Accidents

III. Build Community Awareness Through Media Attention (Television, Radio, and Print)

Employee Event the Media Will Love — a Chorus Line

Planning the Event

On the Day of the Event

Dog Bite Prevention Background

The Victims

How to Avoid Being Bitten

How to Be a Responsible Dog Owner

Employee Event the Media Will Love — a Picnic and a Parade

Planning the Event

Sample Postmaster Columns

Postmaster Column No. 1“Children Suffer Most Dog Bites,” by [Name], Postmaster [City]

Postmaster Column No. 2“Why Do Some Dogs Bite?” by [Name], Postmaster [City]

Why Some Dogs Bite

Three Suggestions to Help Take the Bite Out of Your Dog

Postmaster Column No. 3“Protecting the Community,” by [Name], Postmaster [City]

IV. Community Involvement

Postmaster Speech — Dog Bite Prevention Speech for School Children

Dog Bite Prevention Tips for Mail Carriers and Kids — How You Can Help Prevent Dog Bites

General Safety Tips

Safety Tips for Parents

Poster Contest

Working With Community Leaders

V. Information for All Employees

Postmaster Stand-up Talk — Safety Talk for Letter Carriers and Rural Carriers

Be Safe Around Dogs

Nondelivery of Mail Policy

Dog Owner’s Responsibility

True-or-False Quiz: Are You an Unwary Visitor?



Postmaster Stand-up Talk — Proper Use of Dog Repellent Spray

Using Dog Repellent

Questions and Answers About Dog Repellent

Job Safety Analysis (Generic)

VI. For Postal Service Managers

Progressive Warning Letters and Thank You Letter

Sample Warning Letter No. 1

Sample Warning Letter No. 2 — Electronic Fence

Sample Warning Letter No. 3

Sample Warning Letter No. 4

Sample Thank You Letter For Customer Compliance

VII. Additional Resources

Area Public Affairs and Communications Managers

Partnering Organizations

Government Relations Contacts

More Resources