Violence, Injury & Personal Safety Flashcards

Violence, Injury & Personal Safety Flashcards
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Accidental Poisoning
This occurs when an individual is unintentionally exposed to a poisonous substance. Individuals from the ages of 25-64 may be especially at risk for this.
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How to handle suspicions of abuse
Speak with the potential victim and report your suspicions if necessary.
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Steps to protect your home from criminal activity

Use a security system

Trim back bushes or trees to remove hiding places

Locks doors all the time

Store weapons securely

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Habits that may prevent intentional crimes

Travel in groups and in areas that are well-lit

Keep a legal form of protection, like pepper spray, on your person

Yell if you feel threatened

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Residential Safety
You use this term when talking about safety issues in or close to your home.
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Pesticides
We use this term when referring to a substance that drives away or kills a pest of some kind. These substances may be hazardous to people if consumed.
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Steps to improve residential safety

Keep your home well-lit

Ensure you have heat and smoke detectors

Lock hazardous materials away from kids

Set up a fire escape plan

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Carbon Monoxide
This is a gas that is colorless and that has no smell. It can pose a great risk to residential safety.
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Steps to increase pedestrian safety

Stay on designated paths and don't jaywalk

Use flashlights or reflective clothing while walking in the dark

Ensure children don't cross streets alone

Walk in groups

Look drivers in the eye

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Supplemental steps to protect yourself while driving in a car

Keep vehicle in working order

Drive defensively

Avoid loud music and horseplay

Don't drink alcohol, text, read or eat

Listen to laws on speeding

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Wearing a seatbelt
This represents the best step to take to prevent death or severe injury while driving in a car.
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Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards was crafted to help you review steps to decrease your chance of experiencing a workplace injury. You can also go over factors that increase pedestrian and automotive safety. Tips for increasing home safety and safety around water will also be discussed. Both intentional and unintentional injuries will be covered, along with the age groups most at risk for injuries such as falls, suffocation or poisoning. Violent crimes such as robbery and aggravated assault will also be covered.

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Wearing a seatbelt
This represents the best step to take to prevent death or severe injury while driving in a car.
Supplemental steps to protect yourself while driving in a car

Keep vehicle in working order

Drive defensively

Avoid loud music and horseplay

Don't drink alcohol, text, read or eat

Listen to laws on speeding

Steps to increase pedestrian safety

Stay on designated paths and don't jaywalk

Use flashlights or reflective clothing while walking in the dark

Ensure children don't cross streets alone

Walk in groups

Look drivers in the eye

Carbon Monoxide
This is a gas that is colorless and that has no smell. It can pose a great risk to residential safety.
Steps to improve residential safety

Keep your home well-lit

Ensure you have heat and smoke detectors

Lock hazardous materials away from kids

Set up a fire escape plan

Pesticides
We use this term when referring to a substance that drives away or kills a pest of some kind. These substances may be hazardous to people if consumed.
Residential Safety
You use this term when talking about safety issues in or close to your home.
Habits that may prevent intentional crimes

Travel in groups and in areas that are well-lit

Keep a legal form of protection, like pepper spray, on your person

Yell if you feel threatened

Steps to protect your home from criminal activity

Use a security system

Trim back bushes or trees to remove hiding places

Locks doors all the time

Store weapons securely

How to handle suspicions of abuse
Speak with the potential victim and report your suspicions if necessary.
Accidental Poisoning
This occurs when an individual is unintentionally exposed to a poisonous substance. Individuals from the ages of 25-64 may be especially at risk for this.
Suffocation or Drowning
Individuals who die this way may fall into a pool or get trapped somewhere without air. This poses the greatest risk to young children.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
These incidents occur when a motor vehicle is involved in an accidental crash of some kind. People aged 5-24 are most likely to be injured in these accidents.
Falls
This represents the highest cause of accidental injury death in people over the age of 65. It involves taking a spill of some kind.
Intentional Injury
These kinds of injuries occur after someone takes steps to purposefully hurt someone else or themselves.
Unintentional Injury
Injuries of this kind are caused by harmful acts that aren't planned. They're accidents.
Violent Deaths
Deaths of this kind are a result of some violent action. Most are the result of suicide. They make up about 1/3 of the deaths from injury in America and cost the U.S. billions of dollars yearly.
Robbery
A crime that involves taking an object or money from someone else through the use of either coercion or force.
Burglary
This crime occurs when someone enters another person's property without their permission.
Factors connected to rises in violence or crime

Abuse of alcohol

Socioeconomic status

Images of violence in popular culture

Age and gender

Aggravated Assault
A crime that occurs if a person is attacked with the goal of bringing about severe injury to their body. This represented the most common type of violent crime in 2012 according to the FBI.
Tips to Ensure Water Safety

Always use life jackets

Keep children supervised

Ensure people are good swimmers and comfortable in the water

Keep someone around with CPR training

Don't swim alone

Factors to limit workplace injuries

Lift heavy objects gradually and put them down slowly

Bend at your hips and knees, not your waist

When lifting, move your feet to turn

Keep feet shoulder distance apart and hold your object close

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