Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Injury Control at NSC

For some reason, the National Safety council chose to list the following as the

Fact of the week
9 out of 10
Number of worker fatalities that occur off the job.

Source: National Safety Council, "Injury Facts" 2004


BrooklynDodger has no problem with NSC arguing that more should be done to control injuries in the community, outside work. The Dodger, however, can help thinking the factoid above impacts management in the direction of reducing workplace prevention. The denominator supporting the 9 0f 10 estimate is likely the working age fraction of the 80,000 unintentional injury deaths suffered each year.

The Dodger will return to whether seat belts and drunk driving are the best approach to preventing the 44,000 traffic fatalities.

National Safety Council Recommendations to Reduce Injuries

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