Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Study Shows Employee Health and Safety Education Needs to Start at Home

A need for "home improvement" ...

"Each year in the United States, there are an average of nearly 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits due to unintentional injuries suffered at home, according to the Home Safety Council's "State of Home Safety in America" report.

American businesses bear a significant burden of these home-related injuries, as the same study shows that home injuries can cost employers up to $38 billion in a single year.

The Home Safety Council is working to help reduce this alarming toll by introducing new, free informational materials and resources during Home Safety Month that companies can use to educate employees and their families about how to apply injury prevention practices in and around their homes."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

Home Safety - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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