Reduce Injuries during National Safety Month
Each June, the United States observes the importance of work injuries, fall prevention and much more during National Safety Month. This year, the National Safety Council (NSC) is focusing on emergency preparedness, wellness, falls and driving. As an East Texas leader in pain management, the physicians at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler are available to assist Tyler, Texas residents when it comes to a work injury, automobile accident injury or an injury sustained during a fall.
Injury Care and Emergency Preparedness
Natural disasters such as tornadoes and severe storms are common in the East Texas area. Are you prepared for the unexpected?
If you are the head of your household, it is important you, your family and your home are ready for an emergency at any time. You should use the month of June to make sure first aid kits are fully stocked and in the home and car(s). You can also learn first aid and CPR for both adults and children. Simple first aid knowledge can assist with injury care if/when an emergency happens.
Focus on Your Overall Wellness
Daily life continues to become harder with work stress, family stress, financial stress and health stress. It is important to take care of yourself in order to help eliminate injuries and chronic health conditions.
If you do not already, try one or more of these simple wellness tips:
- Take breaks throughout the day if you stand or sit for an extended period of time
- Take advantage of any workplace wellness programs
- Get medical checkups on a regular basis
- Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night so the body can function at an optimal level
- Talk to your doctor if you are on opioid pain medications – there are alternatives with a proper pain management program
Keep a Safe Floor Area to Reduce the Risk of a Work Injury
Falls happen every day and are a leading work injury, as well as a leading home injury in older, more mature adults. You can help reduce falls in the home and workplace by removing all clutter on the floor, cleaning up spills immediately, installing nightlights for the dark and paying full attention when walking and running.
Always Drive Safe to Reduce Automobile Accident Injuries
It has been reported that up to 94% of motor vehicle accidents are caused by human error. Follow these tips to stay safe on the road:
- Do not use cell phones while behind the wheel
- Do not drive impaired
- Practice proper driving techniques with new, young drivers
- Use car safety features correctly
Please take a moment to incorporate these safety items into your daily life to help reduce the risk of a home injury, work injury or automobile accident injury. If you live in the Tyler, Texas area and require injury care, please contact the pain management doctors at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler.