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Keep Your Family Safe June is National Safety Month

June 10, 2016

Many things can cause you to worry about your safety like plane crashes or being a victim of violent crime. But everyday things like driving, swimming, and working outdoors pose much greater risks. The good news is that you can reduce your worries and live a safer life by being aware of the biggest threats to your family’s safety and by learning how to make safer decisions.

June is National Safety Month, an annual observance to educate people and businesses on the importance of safety in the workplace, at home, and on the road. Sponsored by the National Safety Council, National Safety Month focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death. During National Safety Month we at Nash Disability Law encourage all of our clients, employees, and subscribers to this newsletter to live a safer, happier life. Everyone has a role to play to eliminate preventable injuries and deaths.

While most people consider themselves already well-informed on being safe, here are some ideas to help you stay safe for life:

  • The National Safety Council’s Safety Checkup reveals the real hazards most likely to harm you based on your age, gender, location and other factors, and what you can do to be safer. This cool online tool will give you a snapshot of the most likely hazards you will face. It’s fast, fun and free.
  • Being trained in first aid and CPR could mean the difference between life and death. Get trained today. For more information about CPR training click here.
  • More than 75 percent of all unintentional injuries occur in our homes. Make your “home sweet home”, your “home safe home”. Safekids.org offers a free checklist to help keep kids safe at home.
  • When a family member is injured, seconds count. Keep a well-stocked first aid kit handy and consider a first aid training course. The National Safety Council and The American Red Cross offer first aid courses or a Google search will help you find free online first aid courses. Download The American Red Cross’ free first aid phone app available in the Apple App Store for iPhone users and on Google Play for those with Android phones.

This month and every month join Nash Disability Law, the National Safety Council and thousands of organizations across the country as we work to raise awareness of what it takes to stay safe for life.