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Safety

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Safety

  1. 1. Safety is the state of being safe the condition of being protected against physical hazards. Unsafe conditions threaten people’s health in all environments—in traffic, at home, on the job, producing huge numbers of illnesses, injuries, and deaths. In most cases, these health problems could have been avoided if the victim or other people had used reasonable safety precautions
  2. 2. Accidents occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle. A number of factors contribute to the risk including vehicle design,speed of operation, road design, road environment, driver skill and driver behavior. Worldwide, collisions lead to death and disability as well as financial costs to both society and the individuals involved.
  3. 3. Government data reveal that accidental injury is: • The leading cause of death of individuals under age 45. • Responsible for over 30% of all deaths of children 1 to 14 years of age. • The fifth most frequent cause of death in American population
  4. 4. Prevention and Causes of road accidents: • Speeding Around 400 people a year are killed in crashes in which someone exceeds the speed limit or drives too fast for the conditions. • Disregarding of road signs and warning signs.
  5. 5. Drink Driving Around 280 people die a year in crashes in which someone was over the legal drink drive limit.
  6. 6. Careless or Distracted Driving: Around 300 deaths a year involve someone being "careless, distracted or irresponsible driving.
  7. 7. Another approach addresses the role of cell phones in accidents: the risk of traffic mishaps is four times as likely during or shortly after the driver uses a phone, even a hands-free phone.
  8. 8. Traffic injuries and deaths can also be prevented if drivers and passengers will use protective equipment, such as seat belts in cars and helmets when riding motorcycles or bicycles.
  9. 9. Environmental Hazards: Environmental hazard' is the state of events which has the potential to threaten the surrounding natural environment and adversely affect people's health. Today we know that excessive exposure to the sun’ ultraviolet rays make the skin age and can cause skin cancers. Ultraviolet radiation is only one of many environs- mental hazards people need to guard against. Many harmful chemicals and gases exist in households, work- sites, and general communities.
  10. 10. Asbestos is a substance that was used in buildings and equipment as a fire retardant. People who have regular contact with it risk developing lung cancer.
  11. 11. Lead poisoning, which can damage children’s nervous system and impair intelligence if they ingest it, such as by mouthing objects painted with lead-based paints, or drinking acidic beverages from lead-glazed ceramics.
  12. 12. Radon, a radioactive odorless gas that can cause lung cancer with long-term exposure, enters dwellings from the ground; ventilating a basement can reduce radon pollution.
  13. 13. Radiation poisoning, which can occur with one very high- level exposure or long-term lower exposure, causes cancer. It can be released into the environment from many sources, such as nuclear testing sites and power plants, hospitals, and military facilities be done.

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