June is National Safety Month

Dee Jepsen – OSU Ag Safety & Health Specialist

To recognize the annual safety month, the National Safety Council has free resources available at http://nsc.org/nsm.
Accidental injury is the 3rd leading cause of death. Sadly, one American is injured every second and killed every three minutes from preventable events – a drug overdose, a vehicle crash, a fall, or a drowning. Since 2016, injuries in this category have increased by 10%.
What can you accomplish in 10 minutes?
Maybe you can brew a pod of tea or coffee; pick up your mail; or peek at your social media account.
In this same 10 minutes:
• 3 people die
• 847 people suffer an injury severe enough to require medical attention
• $18.42 million in damage / medical costs have occurred
Check out the video from NSC to see the extent and impact of these deaths and injuries. Many of our injuries are preventable. Know the facts.
For your agricultural safety and health resources, bookmark our OSU Ag Safety and Health page at http://agsafety.osu.edu or contact Dee Jepsen, OSU Agricultural Safety & Health at jepsen.4@osu.edu or 614-292-6008.