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June Is National Safety Month

June Is National Safety Month

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 here.

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 here.

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 here.

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 here.

If you’ve been injured by the negligence or carelessness of another person, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our skilled Greenville personal injury attorneys are happy to take a look at your case and offer experienced recommendations on your best course of action to recover compensation.

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