National Safety Month: Simple Steps You Need to Take to Prevent Accidents

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National Safety Month: Simple Steps You Need to Take to Prevent Accidents

More than 6 million vehicular accidents take place in the United States each year, accounting for about 90 deaths per day.

Furthermore, about 12,600 workers suffer injuries every day. This translates to 4.6 million injury cases in one year, as reported by the National Safety Council, America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate.

With these staggering numbers, it’s easy to see the reasons why the nonprofit has declared June as National Safety Month.

The month-long event is aimed at educating the public on how they can protect themselves and their loved ones. From minor injuries such as cuts, lacerations, and slips, to serious ones like collisions and being hit by falling objects, accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere, and anytime. This is why it’s crucial to take National Safety Month seriously.

Whether at home, in your workplace, or your community, you can play a part in improving safety for everyone. It can be as simple as making an emergency plan, preparing a first aid kit, or avoiding the use of your phone while walking.

Here are safety measures you should constantly practice to keep yourself protected from physical dangers:

 

On the road:

  • Wear your seat belt at all times.
  • Don’t overspeed.
  • Follow all speed limits and signs.
  • Never drink and drive.
  • Always use your turn signals.
  • Adjust all seats and mirrors before driving.
  • Drive slowly during inclement weather.
  • Avoid driving when you’re drowsy.
  • If you’re driving a motorcycle, make sure you wear a helmet.

 

On the job:

  • Use mats on slippery floors.
  • Always handle equipment or machines with care.
  • Participate in first aid training.
  • Take regular breaks.
  • Wear safety equipment when needed (e.g. glasses, gloves, boots, helmets.
  • Don’t lift heavy objects when you’re exhausted or under medication.
  • Label all danger zones.
  • Learn the emergency procedures in your office.
  • Manage stress effectively.

 

At home:

  • Either store properly or throw away hazardous materials and medications.
  • Hold drills to help your family know what to do in case of a natural disaster.
  • Keep sharp objects away from your children.
  • Place rugs on wet areas.
  • Unplug appliances that are not in use.
  • Replace damaged or frayed cords and wires.
  • Never overcrowd your electrical outlets.
  • Install alarm systems.

 

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