DuPont Sustainable Solutions has released a new training programme that emphasises the importance of employees protecting themselves and their loved ones at home.

Take Safety Home shows that employees are three times more likely to get hurt off the job than on it, and 11 times more likely to die from a non-work related injury than a job-related one.

The programme adapts standard workplace safety to a home setting, covering the use of personal protective equipment, chemical handling and storage, the safe operation of power tools, fire prevention and management, back safety, and slips, trips and falls.

It also stresses that safety doesn’t end with the work day. Encouraging employees to be equally vigilant at home, the programme identifies household activities that require safety precautions, such as mowing the lawn, doing repair work, mixing chemicals, gardening and housekeeping.

Furthermore, it covers the importance of eye, hearing and hand protection, along with the identification of common household chemicals that can be corrosive or flammable. Take Safety Home offers various safety do’s and don’ts for working with power tools, preventing fires and lifting objects. This course is available as a DVD, streaming video and is coming soon as an interactive, customisable online training course.

DuPont Sustainable Solutions, one of 12 DuPont business groups, is an integrated global services and technology delivery business. Its offerings are combined into four practice areas: safety resources, sustainable operations, learning and development and clean technologies. Together they offer consulting services, products and technologies that help organisations protect people and the environment, use assets more efficiently and improve worker skills and performance. Our training solutions have been used by more than 190,000 employee development professionals in 129 countries to help transfer knowledge and sustain business competitiveness.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs and thought leaders we can help find solutions to global challenges such as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels and protecting life and the environment.

For more information, please contact DuPont Sustainable Solutions. A free online preview of the course is available at