Home, Safe Home

Every six minutes, someone in America dies as a result of an accident at home or at work.

According to the National Safety Council, many accidents could be prevented if people followed some simple safety precautions.

For example, reports CBS "This Morning" Health and Medicine Contributor Dr. Emily Senay, the number of head injuries suffered by people who fall from bicycles could be cut by 85 percent if everyone wore bike helmets.

The safety council estimates that half of all accidental deaths could be prevented by following a few simple safety tips.

They are:

  • Wear your seat belt every time you are in a car.
  • Keep fresh batteries in your smoke detector.
  • Wear a bike helmet when biking or skating.
  • Learn cardiopulmonary respiration. You never know when you will be called upon to use it.
  • Check your home for emissions of deadly gasses such as radon or carbon monoxide.