NSC Says July the Deadliest Month for Preventable Deaths

Deaths from preventable incidents are 11 percent higher in July than the national average.

The National Safety Council has released a report citing July as the deadliest month for preventable deaths. An increase in fatal car crashes, drownings, extreme temperatures, and other events lead to an 11 percent increase in preventable deaths when compared to the national average.

"Sun, sand, and vacation selfies mark July as the peak of summer," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the council. "Making safe choices can ensure July is the best month of the year, not the most deadly."

In order to stay safe, the NSC has posted the following recommendations:

  • Avoid speeding, using cell phones and driving under the influence.
  • Place children in age-appropriate car seats.
  • Learn about your vehicle's safety systems and how to use them.
  • Do not operate a boat while drinking or without a boater's license.
  • Make sure children use flotation devices and everyone in your group knows how to swim.
  • Stay hydrated and avoid being outside for long periods of time in the extreme heat.
  • Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle.

Download Center

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide

    Use this handy buyer's guide to learn the basics of selecting online safety training and how to use it at your workplace.

  • COVID Return-to-Work Checklist, Fall 2021

    Use this checklist as an aid to help your organization return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic in a safe and healthy manner.

  • SDS Buyer's Guide

    Learn to make informed decisions while searching for SDS Management Software.

  • Risk Matrix Guide

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Industry Safe

Featured Whitepapers

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2021

    October 2021

    Featuring:

    • TRAINING
      On Route To Safe Material Handling
    • SAFETY CULTURE
      Normalization of Deviations in Performance
    • IH:INDOOR AIR QUALITY
      Arresting Fugitive Dusts
    • PPE:FOOT PROTECTION
      Safety Shoes Make the Outfit for Well-Protected Workers
    View This Issue