Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. But many injuries can be prevented when people practice safe behaviors.
Make a difference: Spread the word about strategies for reducing the risk of injuries. Encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards.
How can National Safety Month make a difference?
We can all use this month to raise awareness about important safety issues like:
- Prescription drug abuse
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Being aware of your surroundings
- Distracted driving
- Staying safe in the summer heat
- Everyone can get involved in reducing the risk of injuries. Together, we can share information about steps people can take to protect themselves and others.
How can I help spread the word?
We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference! This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
Add information about safety to your newsletter.
- Tweet about National Safety Month.
- Host a community event where families can learn about the many ways to prevent injuries.
- Add this Web badge to your Web site, blog, or social networking profile.
Source: healthfinder.gov. “National Safety Month” http://healthfinder.gov/NHO/JuneToolkit2.aspx Accessed December 2, 2015.
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