Workplace Safety Company Extends Free Help to Parents and School Administrators Concerned about School Safety

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Bongarde Media, Inc. makes available to parents and school administrators a free resource to grade their school's safety and security measures.

“Is my child’s school safe?” Recent incidents of violence in schools across Canada and the United States have caused parents to ask themselves this question. And now Bongarde Media, Inc., a leading workplace safety company, is offering parents a free resource to help them find the answer: A poster featuring a report card parents can use to grade a school’s safety and security measures.

“Like everyone else, we’ve been deeply saddened by the tragic and violent events that took place these past few weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their parents,” says Mark Ziebarth, president and CEO of Bongarde Media, Inc. “We know that generally schools are safe places for our children. But that is little comfort right now.”

Ziebarth admits that offering a free poster is “a small gesture.” “But we feel a need to do something. Sadly, violence is not always preventable. But we think that this safety checklist will alleviate the helplessness so many parents are feeling and allow them to act proactively to protect their children,” says Ziebarth. “Perhaps it will raise awareness of the safety challenges faced by schools and get parents to talk to their kids about personal security.”

The poster, which originally appeared in the Fall 2006 issue of Safety Smart! Magazine, covers many school safety topics, such as security, bullying and emergency preparedness. It’s a resource for educators also. “We urge school administrators to use the checklist, too,” says Ziebarth. “Take a walk around your facilities, look at the measures you already have in place and see where you can make improvements. Then use the results of your inspection to talk with parents about all safety aspects of their child’s school.”

A free PDF copy of the school safety poster can be downloaded from http://www.safetysmart.com/schoolsafetyposter

About Bongarde Media, Inc.

A business-to-business publishing company, Bongarde Media has been providing innovative workplace safety solutions to organizations across North America for 20 years.

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