Kicking Off National Safety Month With Hard To Believe Injury Stats


June has been declared National Safety Month, and across the U.S. the National Safety Council and thousands of organizations are working together to meet the goal of National Safety Month which is NO 1 GETS HURT.

National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. In addition to promoting safety across the board, each week focuses on a specific aspect of safety and the steps that businesses and individuals can take to stay safe. This year the topics are as follows:

  • Week 1: Emergency Preparedness
  • Week 2: Wellness
  • Week 3: Falls
  • Week 4: Driving

To highlight the need for safety, the National Safety Council has provided the following statistics to help shed a light on the need for workplace safety.

  • Every 3 minutes, someone dies from something 100% preventable. National Safety Month is a call to action to reverse this trend.
  • Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies of a heart attack. Is your workplace ready to respond?
  • Did you know slips, trips and falls are the 3rd leading cause of death in the workplace?
  • When was the last time you got 7-9 hours of sleep? Missing out on your rest can put you at risk for fatigue.
  • 1 in 3 older adults fall each year.
  • More than 40,000 people were killed in crashes on U.S. roads in 2017, according to preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council. Another 4.57 million people were injured seriously enough to require medical attention.
  • The National Safety Council highlights that car crashes are the leading cause of death for children. 2015 data shows that more than three children died each day.

Ready to get started? Think of at least one change you can make to improve safety this June. Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on topics related to National Safety Month. Check back in to learn more.

Looking for more ideas on how to stay safe this month and beyond? Talk to one of our safety advisors today.

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