Water Safety

Globally, drowning is a leading cause of accidental death, totaling over 360,000 per year. Nearly 60% of these deaths occur among people under the age of 30. Unfortunately, data collection in many low- and middle-income countries is limited so this hinders planning, implementation and monitoring of drowning prevention actions. UL Education and Outreach focuses on developing global partnerships and collaborative approaches to address drowning.

Why

Water Safety?

Drowning is a highly preventable public health challenge that remains a leading cause of accidental death worldwide. Drowning is preventable with swimming and water safety education. Considering the potential for delivering relevant and impactful content to at-risk communities and countries, UL Education and Outreach collaborated with Disney Publishing Worldwide to engage key stakeholders within countries in South-East Asia, where the drowning problem is at epidemic levels. Today, Safety Smart: In The Water! lessons are taught to children in Hanoi, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam, as well as in Dubai, UAE

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Safety Smart Training Portal

Welcome to the online training portal for the global Safety Smart program. As an approved …

Welcome to the online training portal for the global Safety Smart program. As an approved Safety Smart Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to share reassuring, clear, and confidence-building messages that will help children to live a better life. To gain access to the online portal, please email TeamEducation@ul.com for a link and exclusive access code. Thank you!”

Wild About Safety with Timon & Pumbaa: Safety Smart® In The Water!

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Timon and Pumbaa teach children the fundamentals of safety in the water. Key Safety Concepts: feet first, life jackets, lifeguards. When Timon and Pumbaa head out for a day at their favorite watering hole, they learn that fun in the water starts with safety. Utilizing their Safety Smart® checklist, Timon and Pumbaa share valuable water safety lessons such as looking for a lifeguard, swimming with a buddy, and reading all posted safety signs before entering the water. This is the video/presentation page for the Wild About Safety In The Water lesson. This page includes printable guides for Ambassadors, Parents, and Educators.

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