Accidents are the third leading cause of death for Native Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And Natives are 42 percent more likely to work in high risk occupations, according to the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. There are plenty of things employers and individuals can do to prevent accidents and injuries from happening at home and in the workplace. We’ll hear from tribal safety specialists on how to create safe environments.
Jarrod Moore (Navajo) – injury prevention program coordinator for the Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center
Geoff Blackwell (Muscogee Creek) – chief strategy officer and general council for AMERIND Rick, former senior manager at the FCC
Derek Valdo (Acoma Pueblo) – chief executive officer for AMERIND Risk
Break music: Natural (song) Shelley Morningsong (artist) Out Of The Ashes (album)