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June is National Safety Month!

June is National Safety Month...

a month founded by the National Safety Council. A visit to their site will lead to you an article titled "Odds of Dying"


The article starts by saying that fear is natural and healthy.  It is - fear helps us avoid danger, or respond more quickly when we are in danger. Fear can cause us to worry about things we should...and shouldn't. The article's table of odds provides the following:


The odds of dying from heart disease in the U.S. are 1 in 6. 
The odds of dying from falling: 1 in 119.

The odds of dying from drowning: 1 in 1,086.

The odds of dying from sunstroke: 1 in 8,976.

The odds of dying from a plane crash: 1 in 205,552.


Even though dying in a plane crash is less likely than heart disease, we worry about it more, and do little to avoid those things that we can actually be proactive about. 


The SDPAA, through their partnership with First Net Learning, offers numerous online training opportunities. Click here to get to the training pages! 


SDPAA does an outstanding job of providing and explaining liability and property coverage. (After a thorough review) of the County's coverages with me, (the SDPAA) was able to save the County a significant amount of money by eliminating double coverage from other companies. If anyone is looking for coverage, the SDPAA does an outstanding job for its Members.  Jim Waterbury, Gregory County Auditor