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Ch 16: Safety and Injury Prevention Strategies

About This Chapter

Use these video lessons to get informed on preventing injuries at home and in the workplace. Look at some causes of injuries, and learn about laws designed to protect consumers and workers.

Safety and Injury Prevention Strategies - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter deal with strategies to prevent injuries. Our instructors start with a definition of intentional and unintentional injuries and explain ways to prevent intentional injuries. We'll look at alcohol use and how it can raise the risk of harm to the drinker. Other lessons cover product and workplace safety.

You'll also get information on injuries that take place in the home and strategies to prevent them. Childproofing and special equipment that can keep children safe is covered as well. When these lessons are complete, your knowledge should enable you to:

  • Discuss types of injuries and how they can be prevented
  • Recognize alcohol's impact on behavior, including safety
  • Explain OSHA regulations and how they contribute to workplace safety
  • Examine the regulations that ensure consumer products are safe
  • Describe measures that can be taken in the home to ensure safety there
  • Report on the benefits of childproofing a residence

These lessons, taught by experts in the field, make learning simple with features such as written transcripts and video tags that allow you to review a portion of the lesson without having to watch it all again. You can even contact the instructor if you're running into difficulty with a particular lesson. Quizzes at the end of each lesson let you assess what you've learned.

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: Safety and Injury Prevention Strategies
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Unintentional Injuries vs. Intentional Injuries: Definitions & Differences

1. Unintentional Injuries vs. Intentional Injuries: Definitions & Differences

It was an accident! We've all exclaimed that. Accident or not, intentional and unintentional injuries occur on a second by second basis in the U.S. We'll explore which ones result in tragedy most often.

Strategies to Prevent Intentional Injuries

2. Strategies to Prevent Intentional Injuries

Violent crimes occur on a daily basis, but that does not mean you have to be a victim. This lesson will outline some basic, but important tips and strategies you can use to keep yourself safe at home and in the outer world.

The Effects of Alcohol: Physiological, Behavioral & Long-Term

3. The Effects of Alcohol: Physiological, Behavioral & Long-Term

If you've ever wondered why men seem to tolerate alcohol better than women or what alcohol does to the body and mind, then tune into this lesson for more information.

Product Safety: Definition & Concept

4. Product Safety: Definition & Concept

We use dozens of products every day. With so many products in our daily lives, how do we know which ones are potentially dangerous? Learn about the laws, organizations and remedies that exist to ensure the safety of consumer products.

OSHA: Ensuring Workplace Safety

5. OSHA: Ensuring Workplace Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Act was enacted in 1970 and created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA. This lesson discusses the role of OSHA in ensuring workplace safety.

Residential Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures

6. Residential Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures

Residential safety involves safety measures that concern your home. This lesson will explain the many dangers that lurk at home and how you can avoid them.

Child Proofing with Safety Equipment

7. Child Proofing with Safety Equipment

What dangers lurk, waiting to injure or even kill a child? What safety equipment can you use to prevent an injury to a child or even their death? This lesson focuses on safety equipment that can be used for a child's benefit for sport, car, and home.

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