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Distracted Driving Awareness Month:
Thousands have died in car crashes involving cell phone use. New technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic. NSC wants empower you to put
safety first and Take Back Your Drive.
- Alcohol Awareness Month:
For over 30 years, each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. April 21 is PowerTalk 21 Day, the national day for parents and teens to talk about alcohol.
National Work Zone Awareness:
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Work Zone Safety campaign continues its message that everyone must continue to recognize the dangers of reckless driving through highway work zones. National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones and construction sites. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. "Don't Be THAT Driver."
- Workers’ Memorial Day:
Workers' Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. Whether workers in a simple manufacturing facility or in the far more dangerous fields that require them to put their life on the line in a daily basis. It is also the day OSHA was established in 1971. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their workers. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.
National Youth Sports Safety Month:
Hospital emergency rooms, nationwide, annually treat an estimated 173,285 sports and recreation-related TBIs, including concussions, among children, birth-19. The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation (NYSSF) has proclaimed April as National Youth Sports Safety Month. Formed in 1989, NYSSF prides itself on educating parents, coaches, athletes and health care professionals on injury prevention in youth athletes. In most cases, sports-related injuries are preventable, yet according to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Safe Kids USA, more than half (62 percent) of sports injuries occur during practice.
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