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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 the workplace and in motor-vehicle crashes combined. The Utah Safety Council is focusing more of its efforts on educating the community about off-the-job safety by launching the Take Safety Home campaign.
Top Five Leading Causes of Unintentional Home Injury Deaths
Together, these causes account for 90 percent of all unintentional home injury deaths. In 2008, Utah experienced 343 deaths from the top five leading causes. It is estimated that for every one fatality there are 600 injuries in the same cause category. According to the National Safety Council, off-the-job injuries cost employers $250.6 billion annually in lost productivity. (Injury Facts 2012 ed.)
In Utah, 52 percent of all unintentional deaths occur in the Home and Community! Affecting people of all ages. The Utah Safety Council is encouraging all Utahns to Take Safety Home!
Disabling injuries are more numerous in the home than in the workplace and in motor-vehicle crashes combined. To help you implement a Take Safety Home program within your organization, each month the Utah Safety Council is providing online resources to help you with your safety meetings. These monthly resources include safety fact sheets, safety talks, PowerPoint presentations, quizzes, activities and paycheck stuffers. This is a free service for local businesses and community members. Download these resources to help you, your family, friends and co-workers Take Safety Home.
Request FREE Take Safety Home Resource materials. These materials are a valuable addition to any safety meeting or employee safety fair and something that employees can take home and share with family members.
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