According to the National Safety Council, Injury Facts 2017, about 146,571 people
died from unintentional injury-related deaths in 2015.
These deaths are at an all-time high. Often, these tragedies happen when least expected – during
a vacation, while doing chores at home or while driving across town – and they are all preventable.
NSC encourages everyone to be aware of hazards related to leisure and recreational activities and
take proper safety precautions. Here, in order, are the top causes of unintentional injury and death
in homes and communities.
|Summer||Winter||Back to School||In Your Home||Child Safety|
|Survive the Heat||Skiing||Distracted Teens||Indoor Air Quality||Sports Injuries|
|Playgrounds||Winter and Your Car||School Buses||Avoid the Flu||Halloween|
|Boating||Snow Shoveling||Driving||Radon Gas||Button Batteries|
|Bicycling||Frostbite||Backpacks||Carbon Monoxide||Car Seats|
|Skateboarding||Ice Skating||Playgrounds||Lead Poisoning||Drowning|
|Pedestrian Safety||Driving at Night||Teen Drivers||Ladder Safety||Kids and Medicine|
|Motorcycle Safety||Holiday Safety||Sports Injuries||Prescription Drugs||Bicycling|