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Ch24 - Chapter 24 A Safer and Healthier Life OBJECTIVE 1...

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Chapter 24 A Safer and Healthier Life OBJECTIVE 1: LIST THREE GENERAL STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTING INJURIES. Class: Apply, Difficulty: Hard 1. It has been shown that men are about twice as likely to suffer a fatal injury as women. Changing risky behavior can prevent injuries. What else can be done to reduce the risk from injury? a. Eliminate all risky products and appliances from the market, preventing their use. b. Mandate that people change, such as by enforcing laws requiring people to wear safety belts. c. Nothing else can be done—it is in our nature to engage in risky behaviors. d. Provide products that offer automatic protection designed to reduce the risk of injury. OBJECTIVE 2: LIST FOUR STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Hard 2. The first step to significantly reducing your risk of personal injury is to— Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Average 3. Knowing where you are at risk is only the first step in reducing your risk of personal injury. To actually reduce your personal risk you need to _____. Take measures that make a difference, or change behaviors that increase your risk of injury OBJECTIVE 3: LIST TWO STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO HELP PREVENT PERSONAL INJURY FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT. Class: Apply, Difficulty: Easy 4. You, Elizabeth and William are planning to go to a friend’s party. Before you even leave for the party, what steps can you take to reduce the risk of injury from one of you drinking too much then trying to drive everyone home?
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Have one person commit to being the designated driver who agrees not to drink at this party. Take public transportation or a cab. Get a ride with another person who has not had and will not have any alcohol to drink. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Easy 5. Automobiles are equipped with more safety devices than ever. The easiest way to prevent injury in a motor vehicle accident remains— a. Riding in the front seat where the air bags are. b. Always wearing a safety belt. c. Riding in the back seat. d. Driving the car yourself. Class: Analyze, Difficulty: Average 6. You are going for a ride in a car with some friends and their one-year-old daughter who has brought some toys with her. What are three easy steps that your friends can take to reduce the risk of everyone’s injury in the event of an automobile accident? Make sure that everyone wears a seatbelt. Have the daughter ride in an approved child safety seat. Secure loose toys and other objects to prevent their becoming high-speed missiles.
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