The Many Ways You Could Die

Did you know that your chances of dying of cancer peak at around 60 for women and 70 for men and then drop off rapidly? Or that your highest chance of dying of some kind of infection peaks around 40 for both sexes?
Here’s a graph of what’s likely to kill you by gender:

Female

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Male

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To view these charts interactively (You can click on any cause of death to get the exact mean average percentage) and to see a break down by nationality go to http://flowingdata.com/2016/01/05/causes-of-death/

No surprise, doctors have been telling us for years now, the most likely ways for both sexes to die is of diseases of the circulatory system (33% for women over the course of their life and 32% for men).


Top 50 Causes of Death in the US

Top 50 Causes of Death in the USA according to http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com

Rank Cause Deaths %
1 Coronary Heart Disease
445,864
21.42
2 Alzheimers/Dementia
172,765
8.3
3 Lung Cancers
165,402
7.95
4 Stroke
146,664
7.05
5 Lung Disease
130,808
6.29
6 Diabetes Mellitus
75,280
3.62
7 Colon-Rectum Cancers
62,592
3.01
8 Hypertension
62,156
2.99
9 Influenza & Pneumonia
57,722
2.77
10 Kidney Disease
50,889
2.45
11 Breast Cancer
47,377
2.28
12 Road Traffic Accidents
45,154
2.17
13 Lymphomas
38,595
1.85
14 Pancreas Cancer
35,715
1.72
15 Suicide
35,441
1.7
16 Prostate Cancer
34,299
1.65
17 Inflammatory/Heart
33,885
1.63
18 Endocrine Disorders
33,697
1.62
19 Liver Disease
30,027
1.44
20 Poisonings
29,473
1.42
21 Other Injuries
25,827
1.24
22 Leukemia
25,443
1.22
23 Falls
24,337
1.17
24 Parkinson Disease
21,557
1.04
25 Violence
19,169
0.92
26 Liver Cancer
17,862
0.86
27 Bladder Cancer
16,279
0.78
28 Oesophagus Cancer
15,710
0.75
29 Ovary Cancer
15,254
0.73
30 Other Neoplasms
15,145
0.73
31 Stomach Cancer
13,230
0.64
32 Skin Cancers
13,036
0.63
33 Congenital Anomalies
11,835
0.57
34 HIV/AIDS
11,630
0.56
35 Oral Cancer
9,330
0.45
36 Uterin Cancer
8,638
0.42
37 Low Birth Weight
7,748
0.37
38 Diarrhoeal diseases
7,298
0.35
39 Hepatitis C
6,764
0.33
40 Alcohol
6,230
0.3
41 Drug Use
4,732
0.23
42 Cervical Cancer
4,564
0.22
43 Skin Disease
4,147
0.2
44 Multiple Sclerosis
3,738
0.18
45 Asthma
3,653
0.18
46 Drownings
3,599
0.17
47 Fires
3,463
0.17
48 Rheumatic Heart Disease
3,401
0.16
49 Peptic Ulcer Disease
3,209
0.15
50 Anaemia
3,059
0.15

(Source: http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/country-health-profile/united-states)




Accident Investigation Form

When disaster strikes, it’s a bit late to start scrambling around looking for the forms that you need.

Fortunately, http://www.freeOSHAinfo.com has got you covered as far as having an accident investigation form on hand.

Download the free form. It walks you through:

  • Determining what warrants an accident investigation
  • Basic, direct and indirect causes of an accident
  • How to get the facts (fact finding)
  • How to conduct the interviews
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Reporting the incident

Keep this form on hand or adapt it for your own company. It makes sense to have this information in one place. When an accident happens most of us are more than likely to forget one or more of the steps and procedures. Using this checklist just makes good sense.