First aid is among the most important safety topics to teach, especially at the workplace. This is the immediate attention an accident victim receives at the accident scene, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Hazard and risk management is also an important safety topic to teach people. Hazards are defined as the potential sources of harm or adverse health effects on individuals. A risk is defined as the probability that individuals may suffer harm or adverse health effects as a result of exposure to a hazard. There are different types of risks based on the nature and extent of adverse health effects and potential harm that may occur. Risks are also categorized based on the number of people exposed and the frequency of exposure, explains the Health and Safety Authority. The common workplace hazards and risks include working at great heights, working with electricity, and slips, trips and falls.
Emergency response and preparedness is also a safety topic of interest. Building occupants need to learn specific courses of action to take in the event of an emergency such as terrorist attack or other situations that may require emergency evacuation out of the building, notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.