•First Aid Statistics
First Aid Statistics
Safe practices at work, home, and play can prevent many injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Once injury or sudden illness has occurred, effective first aid can be the difference between a rapid or prolonged recovery, a temporary or permanent disability, and even life or death. If that isn't motivation enough to make sure that you and your employees are first aid and CPR/AED trained, wait until you read the statistics.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, defines first aid as “emergency care provided for injury or sudden illness before professional emergency medical treatment becomes available.”
The statistics for workplace and home injuries and deaths are alarming.* An incident can happen anywhere and to anyone.
1.At work, injuries and illnesses kill about 2.2 million people in the world each year.
2.Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in the U.S.for individuals younger than 44 years of age.
3.On average, 15 workers die each day in the U.S. from traumatic injuries.
4.More than 4 million workers suffer a nonfatal injury or illness each year.
5.In the U.S. about 1/3 of all injuries occur at home.
6.In the U.S. about 20% of injury deaths occur at home.
7.For every home injury death there are about 650 nonfatal home injuries.
Having someone in your workplace that is trained in first aid to deliver initial emergency procedures until EMS arrives can be the difference between life and death.