Dog Bite Prevention Occupational Safety

Duration: 1 hour

Course Description:

Occupations including postal workers, utility workers, delivery personnel, home healthcare providers, law enforcement and emergency responders, construction employees, animal control staff, door-to-door sales representatives, meter readers, and surveyors are at an increased risk of encountering dog bites during their work. A report from the US Postal Service highlighted that in 2020, dogs attacked over 5,800 postal workers. In a similar vein, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that annually, over 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bites, with children and workers in specific jobs facing greater vulnerability.

By following the safety tips in this program, employees can help to protect themselves from being bitten or attacked by dogs.


  • Dogs are domesticated animals, but they can still be dangerous if they feel threatened or are not properly trained.
  • This program will teach employees how to identify hazardous dog behavior and how to protect themselves from being bitten or attacked.

Topics Covered:

  • Common hazardous dog behaviors: aggression, fear, possessiveness, and pain
  • How to read dog body language
  • How to avoid approaching or interacting with a hazardous dog
  • What to do if a dog starts to act aggressively
  • What to do if bitten
  • How to report a hazardous dog to management

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