June is National Safety Month
Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries.
During National Safety Month, The VA is working hard to help reduce the risk of injuries.
This June, we encourage you to learn more about important safety issues like prescription drug abuse, distracted driving, and slips, trips, and falls.
Prescription drug abuse: Prescription painkiller overdoses are a growing problem in the United States, especially among women. About 18 women die every day from a prescription painkiller overdose – more than 4 times as many as back in 1999.
Slips, trips, and falls: One in 3 older adults falls each year. Many falls lead to broken bones and other health problems. Make sure you leave walk ways from clutter. Reduce the use of throw rugs. Use hand rail and grab bars as needed in hallways and showers.
Distracted driving: Doing other activities while driving – like texting or eating – increases your chance of crashing. Almost 1 in 5 crashes (18%) that injured someone involved distracted driving.
You can make a difference. It only takes a few moments and it can save a lot of trouble.
The determination to employ CAP resources is a serious one, and should be made carefully, with all personnel fully aware of the associated risks. Operational Risk Management (ORM) is a process designed to detect, assess and control risk, and at the same time, enhance mission performance. Simply put, it's a methodical, six-step process to manage inherent risk.
The objective of the WINGS Program is to address the primary accident causal factors that continue to plague the general aviation community. By focusing on this objective, we hope to reduce the number of accidents we see each year for the same causes. The WINGS - Pilot Proficiency Program is based on the premise that pilots who maintain currency and proficiency in the basics of flight will enjoy a safer and more stress-free flying experience.