Kine 198-SafetyAwareness

Kine 198-SafetyAwareness - Safety Awareness Chapter 8...

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Safety Awareness Chapter 8
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“This above all, to refuse to be a victim.” Margaret Atwood
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Objectives Identify the four classes of accidents and their contributing factors Identify risks associated with drowsy driving Identify elements of a crime Identify steps in preventing a sexual assault Become aware of the prevalence of acquaintance rape Become aware of the prevalence of domestic violence Identify organizations that provide assistance to victims of violent crime
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Accident “that occurrence in a sequence of events which usually produces unintended injury, death, or property damage” 5 th leading cause of death in the United States 1-39 years of age, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death
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Accidents cont… Four Classes of accidents: Motor vehicle Home-related Work Public
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Hazard: a condition or set of conditions, which have the potential to produce injury/ and or property damage Risk: the probability that a hazard will be activated and produce injury/property damage
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Contributing Factors Alcohol and drug use Attitudes Emotions
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Motor Vehicle Accidents Leading cause of accidental deaths Speeding Less time to react Longer time to stop Greater force at impact
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Motor Vehicle cont… Failure to yield right of way Entering an expressway/busy street Changing lanes DWI Responsible for almost 50% of motor vehicle accidents Disregarding Traffic Signals Usually speeding in order to “beat the light”
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Motor Vehicle cont… Cell Phone Usage driver distraction contributes to 25 percent of all reported traffic accidents decreases driving performance drivers using cell phones are 4 Xs more likely to get into crashes causing injuries usually involved in rear-end collisions hands-free models do little to increase safety
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Motor Vehicle cont… Driver Drowsiness it is equally as dangerous if not more dangerous to drive when you are fatigued than intoxicated most fall-asleep crashes involve young people (particularly young, male drivers under the age of 30)
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Motor Vehicle cont… it happens frequently on long trips shift workers and young people are more proned to sleep-related crashes because they usually do not get enough sleep.
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Driver Drowsiness Prevention Get a good night’s sleep Schedule regular stops Drive with a companion Avoid alcohol Avoid medications that may cause drowsiness
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