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National Safety Month Focuses on Preparedness, Wellness, and Accident Prevention

Steve Wagner

Synopsis

  • Each June, the National Safety Council creates awareness efforts around injury topics of most relevancy for both individuals at work and at home.
  • In 2018, the organization has done a great job sharing facts and supporting injury prevention on these four topics: emergency preparedness, wellness, falls and lift hazards, and driving accident prevention.
  • One startling fact shared comes from 2017 crash data that shows more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes with the three biggest causes of fatalities on the road being alcohol, speeding and distracted driving.
  • At Wagner Reese, attorneys are helping Hoosiers each and every day, but we spend a great deal of time assisting those who were injured in car accidents, or who were injured on the road by the negligence of a driver.

Please Share This Message: June is National Safety Month

The National Safety Council (NSC) works to “eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.” This year, NSC has designated each week in the month of June to bring awareness to four prevailing safety issues, including:

  • Week 1: Emergency Preparedness
  • Week 2: Wellness
  • Week 3: Falls and Lift Hazards
  • Week 4: Driving Accident Prevention

As personal injury lawyers, we see people every single day who have suffered or sustained an injury as a result of one of these topics. We wanted to take some time to review week 4’s focus on driving accident prevention since most often we find ourselves assisting people who were injured in car accidents, or who were injured on the road by the negligence of another driver.

National Safety Month Ends with Focus on Prevention and Safety of Drivers

The last week of the month takes a special focus on protecting drivers in addition to providing supportive tips from leaders in car and traffic safety who together have created tools and actionable items for anyone to use and take on. From drivers who operate a motor vehicle while at work to parents supporting their teens safe driving choices, the topics NSC is sharing during the last week of National Safety Month are sure to resonate with most Hoosiers:

  • Distracted Driving
  • Teen Drivers
  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Advanced Driver Technology System
  • Vehicle Recalls
  • Motorcycle Safety
  • Impaired Driving
  • Fatigued Driving

In 2017, more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes with the three biggest causes of fatalities on the road related to alcohol, speeding and distracted driving. All of these are related to driver choices, are preventable and create extremely dangerous outcomes. At Wagner Reese, we fully support the National Safety Council and are happy knowing we have covered many of these topics already here on our blog or within our social media community, but we also know more discussion is needed. As National Safety Month closes, there is no reason the resources provided can’t be reviewed, shared, and discussed throughout the entire year with your friends and family.

Remember, Wagner Reese is here to help you if you do become injured, but we want to first show you how easy it can be to avoid injuries to begin with. Give us a call at (888) 204-8440 if you need our assistance in any way.

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