Profile America -- Thursday, June 20th. With summer arriving before sun-up tomorrow, we will likely engage in more physical activity during the longer daylight hours. That's why this is National Safety Month. The theme for this year is "Safety Starts With Me" -- and focuses on such matters as accident prevention, emergency preparedness, and ergonomics. Emergency rooms around the country report more than 86,000 people are hurt each year by their lawnmowers, along with 144,000 on skateboards. However, the most accidents occur on bicycles -- over 544,000 a year. The biggest dangers, with a combined 2.5 million, are from stairs, steps and floor accidents. Profile America is in its 17th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: National Safety Council
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 201