June 4, 2015
During the month of June, the National Safety Council (NSC) is sponsoring National Safety Month, an annual campaign dedicated to “reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our communities.”
This year, NSC has selected the theme What I Life For in an effort to highlight the everyday dangers and risks that workers and the general public tend to overlook. While NSC is encouraging workers and the general public to share their stories (that answer the question “What I life for”), the organization has also provided various resources (including posters, fact sheets, etc.) on its website to help workers, employers and others promote and support this campaign.
2015 National Safety Month: This Year’s Topics of Focus
Each year, NSC selects a handful of specific topics of focus, with this year’s selection focusing on:
The dangers of prescription painkiller use
Ergonomics in the workplace
Slip and fall accident prevention
In fact, as part of the initial steps to educating workers, employers and others about these issues, the NSC has developed a compelling infographic, entitled “Odds of Dying,” to point out just how dangerous each of the above factors is. In fact, as the NSC reveals in this infographic, the average person is:
About 52 times more likely to be killed by a prescription painkiller overdose than an electrocution
About 71 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than in a plane crash
About 47 times more likely to be killed in a falling accident than in a severe thunderstorm
About 74 times more likely to be killed while crossing the street than being stung by a bee or wasp.
NSC Safety Tips: How to Protect Yourself from Everyday Dangers
While the above facts about the odds of dying may be distressing, there are various things that you can do to reduce your risk and stay safe, the NSC points out. Specifically, the NSC has offered the following safety tips as part of this year’s campaign:
Don’t share prescription drugs and/or take more than is necessary/has been prescribed.
When driving, don’t speed, don’t use your cellphone and avoid distractions.
To reduce the risk of slip and falls, clean up spills ASAP, tuck away cords and install handrails/no-slip mats where appropriate.
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