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2016 Annual KIPRC Report

KIPRC has released its 2016 Annual Report on research and community practice to inform injury prevention programs and policy making.

2015 Annual FACE Report

The 2015 Annual FACE Report details how fatal occupational injuries occurred among workers in Kentucky. Included is a brief snapshot of the worker fatalities that occurred from January 1, 2015 through December 30, 2015.

2015 Annual Kasper Threshold Analysis Report

The KASPER System Annual Threshold Analysis Report provides controlled substance dispensing rates by age group, gender, and geographic location for calendar year 2015. Also included is regional analysis based on the 15 Area Development Districts of Kentucky.

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Injury Prevention News

National Safety Month 2016 Focuses on Young Workers

June is National Safety Month, and NIOSH this year has highlighted the potential dangers associated with young workers, particularly in retail jobs.

Details On Death Certificates Offer Layers Of Clues To Opioid Epidemic

The Chief Medical Examiner of Connecticut offers insight into the importance of detailed and accurate reporting of drug toxicity on death certificates.

CDC Finds Most Dangerous Equipment on Playgrounds

Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.

April is National Facial Protection Month

Each April the dental community joins together to promote National Facial Protection month. It is the perfect time of year to bring attention to how important it is to protect your teeth, gum and full mouth from injury during all the spring sports.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Thousands have died in car crashes involving cell phone use. New technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic. NSC wants empower you to put safety first and Take Back Your Drive.

Study finds injury prevention programs in youth soccer can cut health-care costs

Sport is the leading cause of injury in youth, accounting for more than 30 per cent of all injuries. A new study by University of Calgary researchers published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that not only does a neuromuscular training warm-up program prevent injury in youth soccer, it also saves millions of dollars in health-care costs.

FEMA study to test exercise regimen in preventing back injury in firefighters

The University of South Florida will enroll 350 firefighters from Tampa Bay's 3 largest fire departments in the $1.3 million FEMA-funded trial.