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NEWS and Recent Additions:
Auto Fatality Rate Increases 14% in two years:
Attached is a NY Times article reporting data that the auto fatality rate in 2016 increased 6% for a total of 14% since the beginning of 2015, primarily due to driver distraction. The Institute’s video, “Surviving Urban Driving” is especially timely.
Pedestrian accidents are increasing at a rate even faster than auto accidents:
The Institute’s video, “Walk the Walk” discusses how a community can address this problem.
Communities report a dramatic increase in senior citizen accidents:
The Institute’s new video, “Smart Moves to Avoid Falling Down” addresses this trend. The Institute also released a PowerPoint presentation for senior groups.
A special program to reduce back injuries is now available:
The Institute’s website includes “Safe Patient Lifting for Emergency Responders" to train employees how to deal with real life situations.
Local government has become a frequent target of cyber criminals:
The Institute’s website also includes a new video on cyber security.
Community Safety Leadership Toolbox is now available for Public Officials:
The Institute's booklet has been distributed to all elected officials in the state. Contact the Institute for additional copies.
Howard Spencer, a long time member of the NJ Safety Institute, was recognized as "Safety Professional of the Year" by the National Public Sector division of the American Society of Safety Engineers at the ASSE conference in Denver, CO.