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June is National Safety Month

 

Each year the National Safety Council (NSC) and thousands of organizations across the country work to raise awareness of what it takes to stay SafeForLife. Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, in our homes and communities and on the roads.

Recently the NSC listed the seven common workplace hazards:

1) Working at heights

2) Poor housekeeping

3) Electrical – Extension cords

4) Forklifts

5) Lockout/tagout

6) Chemicals

7) Confined spaces

These hazards are by no means an exhaustive list and all employers are encouraged to not only train their employees in safety and health but also in hazard recognition.

Facts:

The number one cause of preventable death for kids ages 1 to 4 is drowning.

The number one cause in death of teenagers is car crashes.

The number one cause of preventable death for older Americans is falls.

A total of 52 people die every day from prescription painkillers.

 

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