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Home Isn’t as Sweet as You Hope

Accidents frequently happen in homes. Many of those mishaps involve people getting hurt and needing medical attention. If you want to provide as much medical assistance that you possibly can—and perhaps save a life—you will want to know exactly how you can properly be of support.

G & G Safety Services was founded by William Greene, who is a longtime authority on and instructor in live-saving practices. He and his team of experts will give you the hands-on training and confidence to respond in a variety of medical emergencies. G & G also offers instruction and certification in blood-borne pathogens, as well as safety consulting for commercial demolition.

Though we all like to think of our homes as sanctuaries of comfort and security, the typical American house harbors some significant safety risks. Here are some sobering statistics.

  • Every year, more than 18,000 Americans die from accidental injuries that take place in the house, making our homes the second-most-common location of such fatalities. (Motor vehicle accidents are No. 1.)

  • Falling is the leading cause of unintentional home injury deaths; it claims nearly 6,000 lives per year.

  • Poisoning is the second-leading cause of accidental home injury deaths. I takes nearly 5,000 lives each year. And for young adults and people in their middle ages, it's actually the top cause. 

  • Home fires and burns are the third-leading cause of accidental home injury deaths. 

  • Airway obstruction—which includes choking, suffocation, and strangulation—claims about 1,000 lives a year. It is the fourth-leading cause of accidental home injury deaths and a particular concern for young children. In fact, many deaths that had originally been attributed to sudden infant death syndrome have since been reclassified as airway-obstruction fatalities. 

  • Drowning and submersion in water account for some 800 deaths a year. Water can be a particular threat to children. Very young child can drown in as little as an inch or two or water.

G & G Safety Services is your go-to company for classes on hands-on training first aid for people of all ages while you’re at home and when you’re out in the general public. The company serves Richmond, Henrico and Glen Allen counties in Virginia. To learn how G & G help you save a life and can train you to safely deal with blood-borne pathogens and commercial demolition, call them at 804-640-3081.

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