• Natural disasters such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado and wind storm affect thousands of people every year. Know what your risks are and prepare to protect yourself, your family and community. Recognizing an impending hazard and knowing what to do will help you take effective steps to prepare beforehand and aid recovery after the event.--ready.gov

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  • More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 poison control centers across the country. More than 90 percent of these poisonings occur in the home. Most people don’t realize that poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults.

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  • Safe Kids Nebraska is a network of local coalitions working to prevent unintentional, or "accidental" injury among children under the age of 14. From car seat checkups, to water safety programs, bike rodeos, home safety programs and much more, local partners are working to make their communities safer.

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Home and Community

Did you know that you are safer at work than in your home and community?  Injuries and deaths at work have decreased substantially in the last 40 years due to focused efforts on incorporating safety in the workplace through policies, training, regulation, laws, language and culture.  While deaths and injuries have decreased in the workplace, deaths and injuries in our homes and communities have risen.  According to the National Safety Council's 2013 edition of Injury Facts, 118,991 individuals died off the job versus 3,909 who died on the job.  However, we can reverse this trend. The navigation menus to the left will provide a variety of educational information on being safe in your home and community.