National Safety Month – Slips, Trips and Falls
June is National Safety Month, so our team has decided to provide resources from the National Safety Council to help improve some general safety practices for all our friends and clients.
This week, we are featuring information and resources about Slips, Trips and Falls.
Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for approximately 8.9 million visits to the emergency department annually (NSC Injury Facts 2011).
Adults 55 and older are more prone to becoming victims of falls, and the resulting injuries can diminish the ability to lead active, independent lives. The number of fall deaths among those 65 and older is four times the number of fall deaths among all other age groups.
Please take a few moments to review the information below.
Visit us next week for information about being aware of your surroundings (and potential hazards) in the workplace and at home!