ITASCA, Ill., June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans worry about their safety, but are they focused on the wrong threats? Airplane crashes, environmental disasters and insect stings can be lethal, but their occurrence is rare. The real risks lurk in day-to-day activities, which many of us overlook: car crashes, opioid prescription painkiller overdoses or falls. The good news is making safe decisions can reduce the risk of being killed in a preventable incident.
Webinar: The hidden threats to your safety
- The top causes of unintentional injury deaths and what threatens your state
- Americans' odds of dying from various causes: Fears vs. reality
- How distracted walking - not just distracted driving - is a threat
- The exponential rise in older adult falls
- Why poisonings are up 7 percent in a single year
- Current traffic fatality trends and why deaths will likely increase
DATE: June 23, 2015 | TIME: 11:00 AM CDT
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About Ken Kolosh
Ken Kolosh is manager of statistics at the National Safety Council and leads the development of Injury Facts®, the Council's annual statistical report on unintentional injuries, their characteristics and costs. He also serves on the editorial board of the Council's Journal of Safety Research.
About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.
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