Safety Topics

Preventable Deaths at an All-time High

While more people than ever are dying from preventable injuries, public awareness is lagging, according to an NSC public opinion poll. Here are five surprising survey results that show too many of us are oblivious to some of the biggest risks:

Home Safety Topics

In 2017, 169,936 people died from a preventable injury. The majority of these deaths are not happening in the workplace; they are happening in homes and communities.

Opioids

In the U.S., more than 100 people die from opioids every day. That’s 37,814 people every year. Learn how to keep loved ones alive.

Other poisons

More than 90% of all poisonings happen at home. Know the risks and take steps to safeguard your family.

Choking and suffocation

Living alone, having dentures or difficulty swallowing can increase choking risk in adults. Choking also is a leading cause of death for infants. Learn how to assist young and old alike.

Older Adult Falls

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for adults 65 and older. The good news: Falls are preventable and aging, itself, does not cause falls. Make your home or the home of a loved one safer.

Emergency Preparedness

Natural and man-made disasters can strike anywhere at any time, so it’s important to have a planned response when at work, at home or on the road. Will you be ready if disaster strikes?

Concussions

Every three minutes a child in the U.S. is treated for a sports-related concussion. Recognize the signs of concussion and have an emergency plan.

Child Safety

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children and teens. Sports, medicines, button batteries, windows and even backpacks also can put kids at risk for serious injury. Learn about risks children are particularly susceptible to.

Distracted Walking

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in crashes in 2016, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. One factor: distracted walking. Everyone with a cell phone is at risk.