The National Safety Council (NSC) and thousands of other organizations across the United States are raising awareness of personal injuries during National Safety Month. By doing so, they hope to inform people of what it takes to keep each other safe at work, on the road, at home, and in our communities.
The NSC is dividing the month of June into 4 different weeks, during which they will focus on 4 various safety issues. The 1st week concerns slip and fall accidents. Slipping and falling is the leading cause of accidental death among Americans age 65 and older. There are many ways to keep yourself and others protected from such accidents by taking a few precautions.
The 2nd week covers the dangers of fatigue. Adults need an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night, but about 30% report averaging less than 6 hours. Driving while fatigued can also be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol, especially if that tiredness causes people to fall asleep behind the wheel.
The 3rd week focuses on preparing people for active shooters. The NSC offers a course on how these events develop and what to expect if the worst occurs. While these occasions are rare, they have been increasing in number over the past 15 years. Read more about the NSC course on their website here.
The last week focuses on the importance of ergonomics at work. Thousands of workers each year file workers’ compensation claims because of repetitive stress injuries (RSI). RSIs happen when people repeat the same motion for hours during the course of their jobs without a break, which can often cause inflammation and wear-and-tear on tendons and ligaments. Read more about how ergonomics and the class the NSC offers can help here.
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