Halloween is just around the corner! Here are some tips for trick-or-treating with your children as well as some scary safety statistics that are sure to make you shiver with fear.
When They’re On the Prowl
- A responsible adult should accompany young children.
- If your older children are going alone, plan an acceptable route.
- Agree on a specific time children should return home.
- Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car.
- Instruct children to stay in familiar, well-lit areas, and stick with
- Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home.
- Children and adults are reminded to put electrical devices down.
- Watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
- Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween.
- An American is accidentally injured every second
and killed every three minutes by a preventable
incident (drug overdose, vehicle crash, fall,
– Age 25 to 34, drug overdoses accounted for 51% of
– Age 35 to 44, drug overdoses jump to 53%.
- 57% of deaths from ages 15 to 24 result from motor
vehicles (16 to 19 year olds are three times more
likely to die from a motor vehicle crash than any
- Distracted driving accounts for nearly 25% of all
motor vehicle fatalities.
- One out of four motor vehicle crashes in the US are
the result of a cell phone.
- Nearly 5,000 workers were killed on the job in 2017
with about 1/5th of them in construction.
- Falls accounted for 38% of the fatalities on
- The top five OSHA violations were for falls, hazard
communication, scaffolding, respiratory protection,
- 53% of fatal electrical injuries resulted from work on
- The total cost of all disabling workplace injuries is just
under $60 billion annually.
- Every seven seconds a worker is injured on the job.