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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 - Download overview flyer to share

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!

     
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