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In the face of an attack, 60 percent of victims will become paralyzed with fear, about 20 percent will fight back unsuccessfully, and slightly more than 10 percent will use self-defense moves to get away. “What would you do?” author Robert Siciliano asks in his second edition of The Safety Minute: 01 (Safety Zone Press, 2003). With NAR’s Safety Week under way, Sept. 9-15, Siciliano’s book provides a good refresher on ways you can stay safe on the job, full of safety tip lists and diagrams of self defense moves. If you do find yourself in a dangerous situation, you’ll know how to get out of it.
FROM THE BOOK: 5 SAFETY TIPS
Pleading and crying have been shown to be ineffective defense strategies against an attacker. Instead, Siciliano suggests the following:
1. Embrace your fear. If you get a feeling that something isn’t right about a situation, trust your gut. Fear can be good for averting danger and it brings an adrenaline rush, providing you with an extra boost of strength. Fear also can sharpen your senses, allowing you to be more aware of your surroundings and acute to anything that seems out of place. Anticipate an assault so you’ll be ready to avoid or counter it. But don’t carry your fear on your sleeve — attackers look for vulnerability. Project confidence and strength. Be aware, alert, and ready.
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