June is National Safety Month

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Provided by Prince William County

Safety hazards abound at work, at home, in the community and on the road. Accidents can happen anywhere.

The National Safety Council first recognized June as National Safety Month in the United States in 1996 and set out to inform and educate the public and raise awareness of steps people can take to improve safety to decrease the number of accidents and prevent injury by recognizing hazards early and fixing them before they become a problem.

Conditions that can lead to safety hazards include impaired driving and fatigue. Drive defensively, and get plenty of rest. Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of accidents and death at home. Be aware of the hazards at home and at work that can cause slips, trips and falls, and take precautions.

Some other home hazards include harmful substances, such as cleaning fluids, not enough smoke detectors, stoves, too much clutter, absent carbon monoxide detectors, food poisoning, no kitchen fire extinguisher and sharp objects.

Visit the National Safety Month webpage to learn more.

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