The National Safety Council (NSC) and thousands of other organizations
are raising awareness this month. June has become National Safety Month,
and many people across the United States want to help others become aware
of how to keep each other safe at home, at work, and in our communities.
During this month, the NSC also focuses on a specific safety topic for
each of the 4 weeks.
For the 1st week, the NSC will focus on the dangers of falls.
Slipping and falling is the primary cause of accidental deaths of people ages 65 and older.
According to the NSC, more than 69 preventable deaths happen because of
falls each day. Falls are often quite avoidable, and the NSC lists ways
you can help make your home and work a little bit safer. For more about
falls, visit the NSC page
Week 2 will focus on the dangers of fatigue, particularly on the road.
People are 3 times more likely to be in a car crash if they are fatigued,
and some studies show drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as driving
drunk. Fatigue at work also decreases safety performance and can increase
the risk of workplaces injuries. For more about fatigue and its detriments,
visit the NSC page
The 3rd week focuses on preparing for active shooters. While people are more likely
to get into a car accident than be harmed by an active shooter, there
has been an increase in such events over the past 15 years. The NSC offers
community training on how to survive an active shooter event. The lesson
is intended to teach how these situations unfold, how to be situationally
aware, and what is necessary to increase a person’s odds of survival.
For more about the community training, visit the NSC page
The last week focuses on ergonomics. While poor ergonomics doesn’t
seem particularly dangerous at first, it can cause severe problems in
the future if not taken care of. A lack of ergonomic equipment often causes
repetitive stress injuries (RSI), one of the most common types of workplace
injuries. The NSC offers a course on workplace ergonomics for employers
who wish to increase productivity and decrease the cost of
workers’ compensation cases related to RSIs. More information can be found
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