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Home & Community Safety

 

Overview

The Utah Safety Council cares about your safety outside of the work setting. We offer resources that keep you and your loved ones safe at home, at play and on the go.

The Take Safety Home and the Buckle Up 4 Love programs are aimed at keeping you safe and well when in the home and on the go. Take Safety Home focuses on preventing the top five injuries that occur off-the-job. These include; poisoning, falls, choking and suffocation, drowning, and fires and burns. Buckle Up 4 Love is a program that focuses on child passenger safety by offering free car seat checks and printed resources, a hotline to report unbuckled children, and community fairs. Explore our many home and community safety resources to make sure you and your loved ones are safe at home.

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    General Home & Community Safety Fact Sheets

    Disabling injuries are more numerous in the home than in the workplace and motor-vehicle crashes combined. The Utah Safety Council is focusing more of its efforts on educating the community about off-the-job safety. - Learn More 

     
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    Safe Communities America

    Safe Communities America is a program sponsored by the National Safety Council. It is a proven approach to reducing injuries and deaths by bringing together partners to tackle safety issues affecting their community. - Learn More.

     
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    Be A Safety Ambassador

    Anyone can be a Safety Ambassador. There is no age limit or time commitment required. All you need is a desire to protect those you care about. Sign up today to receive the Safety Ambassador Kit. It includes materials on where the greatest number of preventable injuries and deaths are occurring, tip sheets, posters and more to educate those around you about how to stay safe. - Learn More

     
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    Safety Observance Calendar

    Don't miss out on an opportunity to educate your coworkers and family members on safety all year long. Our Safety Calendar can help you prepare.

     

Take Safety Home

One out of 29 people in the United States are disabled one full day or more by unintentional injuries received in the home. Disabling injuries are more numerous in the home than in the workplace and motor-vehicle crashes combined. The Utah Safety Council is focusing more of its efforts on educating the community about off-the-job safety. 

Top Five Leading Causes of Unintentional Home Injury Deaths

Together, these causes account for the deaths of seven people ever hour and 67 percent of all injury related deaths in the United States. Unfortunately the number of these deaths have been steadily increasing since the year 2000. According to the National Safety Council, injuries in the home and community setting cost $350.3 billion annually. Source: National Safety Council Injury Facts Publication 2015 ed.

The Utah Safety Council is encouraging everybody to Take Safety Home! 

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    Poisoning

    Poisoning – particularly from overdoses of over-the-counter, prescription and illicit drugs – has surpassed falls to become the nation’s second-leading cause of unintentional death, after motor-vehicle collisions. Over 300 children are treated in an emergency department daily in the United States. It is also the leading cause of unintentional deaths in adults aged 25-64. Poisoning is the fastest-rising cause of accidental death in the United States. - Learn More

     
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    Falls

    Over 1,600,000 people are treated in emergency department visits each year as a result of fall in the home and community. - Learn More

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    Choking & Suffocation

    Unintentional choking and suffocation injuries account for 4,700 deaths in the home each year. While Children are a high risk category for these incidents, choking and suffocation affect people of all ages. - Learn More

     
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    Fire, Flames or Smoke

    The best way to protect the people and things that you care about from fire is to stop the fire from happening in the first place. There are some simple ways you can prevent a fire from starting. In Utah, most fires occur while cooking, also causing the most fire-related injuries. Candles, heating, and children using matches and lighters are common causes of fires and fire-related injuries and deaths as well. - Learn More

     
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    Drowning

    Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths for children ages 1 to 9, taking more than 900 children’s’ lives each year. For every child who drowns, four more are hospitalized for near-drowning; for every hospital admission, approximately four children are treated in hospital emergency rooms. - Learn More

     
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    General Home Safety Resources

    We have several additional safety resources available for download addressing a variety of home and community safety issues. - Learn More

     
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    Request Materials

    The Utah Safety Council has several resources available to help you share safety messages with your family, friends and co-workers. See what we have to offer!

     

Buckle Up for Love

Motor vehicle crashes kill more children each year than any other cause, but the correct use of child safety seats and safety belts can save the lives and prevent the injuries of a large majority of children in crashes. Please join in and help inform others of just how easy it is to protect the ones they love. Buckle up your kids, yourself, and Buckle Up For Love.

Nearly 80% of child safety seats are used incorrectly! The two minutes you take each time you buckle up your child correctly can save their life. - Learn More

 

 

 

 

Home and Community Fairs

We welcome the opportunity to participate in employee health and safety fairs, to provide information to employees and showcase the many health and safety services that are available through the Council. Fill out our online request form to put your event on our calendar.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Brittany Pitcher, Home & Community Program Manager at 9801.746.SAFE (7233) or email community@utahsafetycouncil.org

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