A big part of public health is the health of businesses. After all, people spend a high proportion of their time at work. We’ve come a long way in the last hundred years, and it never hurts to be reminded just how far we’ve gone in terms of public health. And in 2020, it’s more timely than ever to be aware of the ways your business’ safety processes can help employees and the general public.
Safety on the roads
It wasn’t until the 1960’s that major legislation and other efforts toward auto safety began. Some of these include the Highway Safety Act and the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
Improving heart health
Although heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States since the 1920s, Heart disease has been reduced through prevention – this includes a decline in tobacco use, a decrease in overall blood cholesterol levels and greater access to public health resources.
Better mother and child health
Luckily for mothers, infant and mother mortalities have decreased significantly in the past hundred years or so. This is due to a number of reasons: lower maternal mortality rates, improved living conditions in urban areas, improvements in medicine, better health care, and more.
Reducing the spread of diseases
The spread of infectious disease took a huge drop in the 20th century, thanks to several public health steps. The widespread use of vaccines, antibiotics and other technological advances played a huge part in Americans avoiding disease.
Safe drinking water
Another important role when it comes to reducing spread of disease is that of safe drinking water. Before the 1930’s, clean drinking water was not an established resource across the country. However, thanks to the wide implementation of chlorination and other water treatments, the number of tuberculosis cases have dropped significantly.
Chlorination is an affordable, effective process that ensures water is safe to drink. But, it’s only effective if you implement it in your business or home. Put your business’s water treatment in the hands of experts, with deep knowledge and decades of experience.