Monday, June 06, 2005

Costs of Preventable Injuries 'Crippling' the Nation, NSC Warns

The necessity of safety programs cries out ...

"Each year, preventable injuries send nearly 27 million Americans to hospital emergency rooms for treatment and another 100,000 to early graves, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).

The personal devastation caused by a disabling injury or injury-related death is compounded by the related costs, which annually exceed $600 billion, or about $5,700 per household, according to NSC.

"The costs associated with preventable injuries are crippling individuals, families, businesses and the health care system," said Alan C. McMillan, president and chief executive officer of NSC. "The National Safety Council is committed to preventing and mitigating the suffering and economic loss caused by these injuries.""   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

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