Emory Safety Alliance
New Emory Safety Alliance Website!!!! http://www.safetyalliance.emory.edu
Mission: As part of an inquiry-driven and ethically engaged community, the Emory Safety Alliance seeks to foster a culture of safety for Emory University through a systematic and centralized approach. The Emory Safety Alliance works to promote safety, reduce injuries, and prepare our community for natural and human-generated disasters.
Our Community: Emory University’s faculty, staff, and students - this includes families and visitors to the University, as well as the surrounding community.
Injury—damage or harm to the body resulting in impairment or destruction of health; specifically, any unintentional and intentional damage to the body resulting from acute exposure to thermal, mechanical, electrical, or chemical energy that exceeds a threshold of tolerance in the body or from the absence of such essentials as heat or oxygen" (Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research and Safe States Alliance, 2005).
Violence—The intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation (World Health Organization, 2002).
Safe Communities America: Safe Communities America, a program of The National Safety Council, is the Safe Communities Affiliate Support Center as well as a Certifying Center for the World Health Organization Collaborating Center. Its mission is to “educate and influence people to prevent accidental injury and death.” The Safe Communities America network consists of communities that have demonstrated leadership in safety promotion and injury prevention. Each community has made an investment to ensure that their community is a safe place to live, work and visit. Emory University is currently attempting to become a member of this network by attaining the Safe Communities America Designation. Please visit the Safe Communities America website for more information on the Safe Communities America Designation Project.