Join Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan and Worcester County Health Department's Kathy Wool for a virtual tour of the famous Ocean City, Maryland Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is an iconic example of how walkable Worcester can be.
New education and training campaign focused on substance use disorders
(Snow Hill, MD)- The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is proud to announce the launch of a new Addiction in the Workplace awareness campaign. Through Addiction in the Workplace, WCHD will provide educational material such as rack cards and posters, access to a Substance Use Resource Liaison, as well as training opportunities for Naloxone/Narcan, responsible beverage service training, and Mental Health First Aid. Educational material is free-of-cost and readily available, and most trainings are free.
Lives can change, or end, in a moment. Make your moments count. If you're going to drink, don't drive.
To learn more about the dangers of drunk driving and binge drinking, and for prevention, treatment and recovery resources, visit worcesterhealth.org. Click the image below to see our new Public Service Announcement. A special thank you to the Maryland State Police Berlin Barracks for their help with this campaign.
Lives can change, or end, in a moment. Make your moments count. If you drink, don't drive. We Take it Seriously. We hope you do, too.
Drunk Driving Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Every day, almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes—that's one person every 50 minutes in 2016. Drunk-driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year. In 2010, the most recent year for which cost data is available, these deaths and damages contributed to a cost of $44B per year.
Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body.