Accidents in the United States in 1993 claimed the lives of 90,000 men, women and children, disabled 18.2 million and cost $407.5 billion. They are the leading cause of death among persons 1 to 37 years of age and the fifth leading cause of death among persons of all ages... for youths 15 to 24 accidents claim nearly twice as many lives as the next leading cause of death.
The work of the New Jersey State Safety Council, a non governmental, nonprofit public service organization, founded by business and industry in 1946, is dedicated to the prevention of this harm in New Jersey. Its broad range of safety activities is supported by contributions and grants from subscribers in both the public and private sectors.
Through its programs, the New Jersey State Safety Council has helped New Jersey achieve and maintain one of the best safety records in the nation. Since its inception, it has been the state's strongest advocate of preventing and mitigating human and economic losses arising from accidental causes.
Keeping People Safe and Healthy