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June is National Safety Month!

June is National Safety Month! To celebrate, the National Safety Council will be highlighting a different important safety topic in order to raise awareness and better educate the public every week throughout the month! We here at Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC believe safety is an extremely important issue that can never be emphasized enough, as proper safety procedures can reduce the causes of injury and death in every setting!

This Year’s Safety Topics

The NSC has selected four extremely important and relevant topics for this year’s safety month. Each of these topics has become a pressing modern issue, so focusing on preparation for these situations and knowing how to actively avoid the danger can go a long way towards helping everyone life a happier and healthier life.

The first week of June is entitled “Stand Up to Falls,” and will focus heavily on fall injuries, including falling off things, slip-and-fall injuries, and other general dangers that cause people to become injured through losing their footing and hitting the ground. As a Martin County personal injury attorney, Lauri Goldstein knows how devastating a fall injury can be, and focusing on avoiding and preventing these accidents through smart decisions and awareness of risk factors will help everyone live a happier and healthier life.

The second week will focus on fatigue and the immense risk it can have on our daily lives. Fatigue causes you to lose focus, which can dramatically increase your risk of injury in even seemingly innocuous situations. Fatigue while behind the wheel of a car can cause a serious accident and injuries to both you and those around you. Fatigue at work, particularly if you work with dangerous equipment or substances, can also lead to serious injuries. This week’s tips will focus on getting the proper amount of rest you need in order to make sure you are alert and attentive each day.

Week three focuses on what to do in the emergency of an active shooter. Those with ill intent and a firearm can appear without warning and in many cases those around the shooter are not prepared for how to handle the situation. This usually incites panic which leads to further injuries, fatalities, and an overall more devastating situation. This week’s tips will focus on how to barricade yourself for safety to avoid a shooter, and how to respond calmly and act quickly when news of a shooter reaches you.

Finally, week four of National Safety Month 2017 focuses on general health through ergonomics and the devastating impact sitting for hours each day can have on your body. The week’s theme, “Don’t Just Sit There,” will focus heavily on encouraging people to be more active during their days, including investing in things like standing desks if possible. Likewise, everyone can also focus on better posture and making good eating decisions to minimize the effects a stagnant office job that has you sitting for hours at a time can have.

Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein and her team at Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC are proud to play a part in this year’s National Safety Month, and we always encourage our clients and those around us to engage in best safety practices to prevent injuries and keep everyone around living a happy and healthy life. If you or a loved one have sustained an injury while on the job, at home, in a car accident, or in any other location or situation, call our office today and let our skilled Martin County injury attorneys work with you to help you obtain the compensation you may be entitled to.

Speak with a skilled member of our team today! Call Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC at 866-675-4427 and schedule your initial consultation!