Did you know that injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44? The good news, is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries. This June, Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Evanston Campus encourages you to learn more about important safety issues such as:
· Poisonings: Nine out of 10 poisonings happen right at home. You can be poisoned by many things, like cleaning products or another person’s medicine. (Hazcom or Drugs in the workplace)
· Transportation safety: Doing other activities while driving – like texting or eating – distracts you and increases your chance of crashing. Almost 1 in 6 crashes where someone is injured involves distracted driving. (Defensive Driving)
· Slips, trips, and falls: More than 1 in 4 adults fall each year. Many falls lead to broken bones or head injuries. (Walking, Working Surfaces and Fall Protection)
Find out ways to help reduce the risk of these safety issues with some of the classes Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 has to offer.
You can make a difference!