WHEREAS, Accidents are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States; and
WHEREAS, Accidents are the leading cause of death between the ages ofl and 38; and
WHEREAS, More children between the ages of 1 and 14 die from accidents than the leading diseases combined; and
WHEREAS, Between the ages of 15 and 24 more young people die from accidents than all other causes combined; and
WHEREAS, on June 28, 1982, The Environmental Protection Agency - Friable Asbestos - Containing Materials Schools Rule became effective; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that it shall be the goal of the Association of School Business Officials International to work diligently in complying with local, state and federal safety and health legislation; and be it further
RESOLVED, that safety education and accident prevention are important to everyone concerned with the Association of School Business Officials International, not only as a protective means during school hours but also as a constructive means of developing an appropriate mode of behavior to minimize accidents; and be it further
RESOLVED, that ASBO members take an active role in promoting a
greater awareness of sound principles of accidents and injury control; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Association of School Business Officials International does hereby proclaim the month of September as ASBO International School Safety Month.
"The welfare of pupils should take precedence over all other considerations. Of the factors of welfare, safety is perhaps the most vital. ...There can be no compromising where safety is concerned; to do so would be to betray the trust and welfare of parents, community and the national as a whole." -- School Safety Handbook, ASBO International, 1986, Introduction, page viii.