Injuries are no fun—no matter how old or young you are. This June spread awareness to keep safe this National Safety Month.
Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages. They are also the leading cause of death for Americans aged 1 to 44. The good news is that most injuries can be prevented, which means that fewer people could die as a result from these unfortunate incidents. Here is how you, and your family and friends can stay safe this National Safety Month.
How you can stay safe this National Safety Month
Use this month to raise awareness about important safety issues.
- Medication safety and prescription painkiller abuse. Many people require drugs after a surgery to reduce their pain. Unfortunately, many become addicted to those pills and then require more, so they visit their doctor and get a fresh prescription. This can lead to an overdose which could lead to death.
- Driving, biking, and working safely. Operating a vehicle comes with its own risk—even if that vehicle is powered by your own two legs. Obeying the rules of the road is the best way to avoid accidents and keep you safe.
- First aid and emergency preparedness. Do you know what to do in an emergency? You should always have a first aid kit present and ready to be used whenever you require it. You should also have a plan ready for emergency situations such as fire, floods, earthquakes, etc.
- Preventing slips, trips, falls. Making sure that your home and business are free of spills (or marked correctly).