Injury & Violence Prevention
What might surprise you is that most injuries are preventable! Simple actions, such as wearing a seat belt, reducing distractions while driving, wearing a helmet on a bicycle and taking other safety precautions can prevent many serious injuries from occurring.
Injury Prevention — Recognize to Recover
Any employer in an industry which has been determined by Cal/OSHA to historically utilize intermittent or seasonal employees and who adopts and implements the Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Model Program for Employers with Intermittent Workers in good faith is deemed to be in compliance with the IIP Program requirements of T8 CCR 3203.
Your Injury and Illness Prevention Program must be a written plan that includes procedures and is put into practice. These elements are required:
Injury Prevention - Marathon Rookie
Burns account for an estimated 180,000 deaths per year, the vast majority of which occur in homes and workplaces in developing countries. In addition non-fatal burn injuries are a leading cause of morbidity, often leading to prolonged hospitalization, disfigurement and disability. To help prioritize prevention programmes, WHO has launched the Global Burn Registry, the first ever global platform allowing for standardized data collection from burn victims. This new resource will provide health facilities with a clear picture of the factors most likely to contribute to burns and the populations at greatest risk in their settings.
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In California every employer has a legal obligation to provide and maintain a safe and healthful workplace for employees, according to the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973. As of 1991, a written, effective Injury and Illness Prevention (IIP), Program is required for every California employer.
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WHO has released “Violence Info”, a global interactive knowledge platform of scientific findings about the prevalence, consequences, causes and prevention of various forms of violence. The tool contains homicide rates and country-specific information on laws, policies, strategies and services to prevent and respond to violence. Globally, some 470 000 people are victims of homicide every year. Hundreds of millions more suffer non-fatal violence. Violence also contributes to leading causes of death such as cancer, heart disease and HIV/AIDS, because victims often adopt behaviours such as smoking, alcohol and drug misuse and unsafe sex. Beyond its impact on individual victims, violence undermines the social and economic development of whole communities. Violence Info was presented at WHO’s 8th Meeting on Milestones in a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention in October 2017.
ThinkFirst | National Injury Prevention Foundation
Riding unrestrained is the greatest risk factor for death and injury among child occupants in motor vehicle crashes. According to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety in 2012, thirty-two children under the age of 16 who died in a motor vehicle crash were riding unrestrained. The risk of serious injury and death in a crash can be reduced by half if adults properly buckle children into age and size appropriate car seats and booster seats. The deaths due to motor vehicle crashes will be significantly reduced if Mississippi adults properly restrain their children and themselves when riding in a vehicle.