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.