10 Interesting Health and Safety Facts About 3.9 million employees are disabled at work in any given year. One work related injury occurs every 8 seconds. Accidental overdose of iron pills is the leading cause of poisoning deaths among children. Fire kills more Americans each year than ALL other natural disasters combined. Nature requires over 5 years to get rid of a cigarette butt. The energy needed to make 1 new aluminum can makes 20 recycled ones. About 8 out of every 10 adults will have a back injury in their lives. On average about 400 people die from excess heat (heat stroke) each year. Occupational skin diseases costs $1 billion annually in worker comp costs claims. Of the 42,000 traffic fatalities in recent years, 41% were alcohol related.