June is National Safety Month. Here at ACG, we recognize the importance that safety plays in keeping healthy. Whether you’re at home, at work, or behind the wheel of a car, there are steps you can take to avoid accidents or injuries.
Today we are focusing on keeping safe at home. The number one cause of accidental injury related death in America is due to poisoning. These can be caused by gases, chemicals, or drug overdoses. The good news is that there are ways to prevent accidents from occurring. Make sure you have all medications, cleaning supplies, chemicals, and even batteries out of the reach of children. The poison control center receives over 2.2 million poison related calls every year. It’s a good idea to leave a list of all emergency numbers you may need next to the phone. Another thing you can do remain safe is to check the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors regularly. If you have little ones, make sure to child proof your house.
The third leading cause of accidental death, following poisoning and car accidents, is falling. It is also the number one cause of death for people over the age of 71. There are millions of injuries from falls every year. One out of every five falls results in a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury. There are several products on the market to help prevent falls. Some of the most popular products are grab bars. Here at ACG we are offering 10% off all of our grab bars in recognition of National Safety Month to help prevent accents and keep you safe.
Find about more about staying safe at the National Safety Month website.
For more information on child safety, visit the website of Safe Kids Worldwide.
For more information on preventing falls, visit the website of Fall Prevention Centers of America.