Trauma happens, and the best way to avoid it is to be mindful of ensuring safety to reduce injuries or fatalities.
Traumatic situations can happen at any moment and time. To ensure safety, it is essential to take precautions to avoid the effects of trauma.
Specific Precautions Can Be Taken to Ensure Safety in Each Scenario:
Stay up to date with maintenance and registration renewal/insurance
Ensure functionality of airbags and other safety features
Wear your seatbelt
Abide by traffic laws
Ensure new drivers have proper experience
Limit distractions while operating
Do not operate under the influence
Wear helmets and or padded clothing while operating motorcycles, scooters, etc.
Invest in home protection such as: security systems, cameras, alarms, locks, etc.
Keep harmful chemicals and or objects out of reach
Ensure proper inspection
Limit fire hazards and be mindful of an evacuation plan
Check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms regularly
Natural disaster protection (excavate tall/fatal trees near home)
3. Family Members
Ensure a safe living environment for the elderly and children to avoid falls, suffocation, or injuries
Invest in safety equipment and gear for those in sports or extracurricular activities
Provide insurance while on and off the job
Ensure a clean and organized work environment to avoid trips or falls
Dispose of faulty equipment or cables/wires
Be aware and prevent fire hazards
Be cautious of ingesting hazardous chemicals
Wear proper gear when working with electricity, fire/heat, machinery, chemicals
Follow OSHA guidelines which are specified for each task at hand