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The Safety Council of Southwestern Ohio has been in Middletown since 1947. Governed by a Board of Directors, the council continues to provide safety education in the schools, workplace and community.
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National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 14-20) - AAA in Middletown and West Chester now taking appointments for car seat checks. Are your kids in the proper car seats?
It's sad that we have to know this but take a few minutes to watch this video regarding Active Shooter response. It could save your life one day.
DO YOU KNOW FIREWORK SAFETY? Take the test and find out!
True or False
1. Fireworks injuries can only occur during the fourth of July
2. Sparklers are safe fireworks and can be given to children. 3.Gunpowder is a major ingredient in most types of fireworks.
4. Only people who are careless and unsupervised are injured from fireworks.
5. Only people who set off fireworks risk injuries.
6. Males are more likely to get hurt from fireworks.
7. Homemade fireworks are safer than store bought fireworks.
8. Using fireworks is an expensive way to celebrate the Fourth of July.
9. Bottle rockets are not dangerous because they are just firecrackers tied to a stick.
ANSWER QUESTION #1
FALSE - While most fireworks injuries do occur during July, many injuries also happen during Labor Day, New Year’s Eve and Christmas.
ANSWER QUESTION #2
FALSE - Sparklers are the second highest cause of firework injuries that require hospitalization. Most of these injuries occur among pre-school aged children. Sparklers are dangerous because they burn at a temperature hot enough to melt gold (1,800 degrees F!)
ANSWER QUESTION #3
TRUE - Most fireworks contain gunpowder which causes these devices to explode. Class C Fireworks (e.g. firecrackers) are legal in many states and contain up to 50mg. of gunpowder. Anything higher and fireworks may be compared to an explosive bomb.
ANSWER QUESTION #4
FALSE - Because fireworks are unpredictable, injuries can occur even if the person is careful or under supervision. The best way to avoid injury is not to use fireworks.
ANSWER QUESTION #5
FALSE - When it comes to fireworks, no one is safe! The prevent blindness organization estimates that nearly 40% of firework injuries are to bystanders.
ANSWER QUESTION #6
TRUE- Men and boys are the most frequent users of fireworks. That’s why four out of every five fireworks injuries happen to males. Men between the ages of 22-24 and boys ages 12-14 are the most common victims.
ANSWER QUESTION #7
FALSE - Homemade fireworks are often more hazardous. Those who make their own fireworks tend to combine the chemicals from other devices to create a bigger-more dangerous-explosion.
ANSWER QUESTION #8
FALSE - The cost of treating a fireworks injury far outweighs the cost of a single firework’s package, which is $2.00. The average hospital emergency room charges approximately $80 or more for one visit. This price does not include the cost families must pay for possible permanent injury, physical therapy, or blindness.
ANSWER QUESTION #9
FALSE - Bottle rockets are among the most dangerous fireworks available today. They account for the majority of all firework injuries that lead to permanent eye damage. Bottle rockets can move as fast as 200 miles per hour, explode in midair, and fly in any direction.
Have fun and be safe this 4th!
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Safety Council participation cuts workers’ comp rate
The enrollment period deadline is July 31 for new Safety Council members interested in qualifying for a rebate of 2 percent or more on workers’ compensation premiums. The rebate offer excludes self-insuring employers or state agencies.
Employers must meet all rebate program eligibility requirements to be eligible for any rebate. Employers not in a group-experience or group-retrospective program can earn a 2-percent participation rebate for meeting eligibility requirements and an additional 2-percent performance bonus rebate for reducing frequency or severity by 10 percent or remain at zero.
Employers enrolled in a group-experience program qualify only for calculation of the 2-percent performance bonus rebate. Employers enrolled in a group-retrospective program qualify only for a 2 percent participation rebate.
To receive a 2-percent rebate, local companies must meet four criteria:
• Join the Safety Council of Southwestern Ohio no later than July 31.
• Send a representative to at least 10 meetings between July 1 and June 30, 2015. Meetings always include a 40- to 45-minute safety-related program and lunch is available.
• Submit two safety reports for the 2014 calendar year.
• Have the chief executive officer (or highest-ranking on-site management person) attend one meeting between July 1 and June 30, 2015.
To join the Safety Council of Southwestern Ohio or for information visit http://www.safetycouncilswohio.org or contact Kristy Duritsch at 513-423-9758 or email@example.com
Did You Know? An estimated 292 people are killed and 18,000 injured each year by drivers who back into them, usually in driveways or parking lots. Young children and elderly people are most likely to be killed in such crashes. Always be sure to check your blind spots and expect the unexpected!