Many people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and April is Autism Awareness Month, but did you know that June is National Safety Month? Injuries are the leading cause of disability for those aged 1-44, many of which are preventable.

  • Use medication and prescription drugs safely
  • Prevent falls
  • Drive (and ride) safely by wearing seatbelts, not texting or using the phone while driving, or driving distracted or tired
  • Keep poison control and other emergency numbers handy at home
  • Make sure you stay safe at work

Here’s an infographic from the National Safety Council about the odds of safety risks:

Provided by the National Safety Council

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 12.14.07 PM (2)For more information, you can visit nsc.org and/or healthfinder.gov/nho/