Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 103 Part 3.djvu/604
103 STAT. 2672 PRCXJLAMATION 5923—DEC. 14, 1988 The risk of bum injury exists in our homes, cars, and workplaces. The key to reduction of death and suffering from bum injiuy is available to everyone; awareness is the action word. Bum awareness is how people can prevent injury to themselves, their families, and their neighbors. The use of fire/smoke detectors and safety containers for flammables, the safe use of electric power, and development of good safety habits can reduce the niunber of injuries. In recent years, medical research has made major advances through improved treatments that shorten hospitalization and save lives. New products are available for fire detection, safer fabrics, and personal protection. There are organized safety programs in the office and work- place. There is more assistance to ease the psychological impact on those who suffer bum injury. Much more can be done to make ourselves safe from bujn injiuy. We can all cooperate with the dedicated professionals who are working to prevent bums and care for the injured. And we can practice and pro- mote fire safety. The Congress, by House Joint Resolution 604, has designated February 5 through Febmary 11, 1989, as "National Bum Awareness Week" and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in ob- servance of this event. NOW, THEREFORE, I, RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim February 5 through February 11, 1989, as National Bum Awareness Week. I call upon all govenmient agencies, health organizations, public safety organizations, the commu- nications media, and the people of the United States to observe this week with ceremonies, activities, and personal participation to make om* country safer and to assist in the reduction of death and suffering associated with biun injury. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of December, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two him- dred and thirteenth. RONALD REAGAN Proclamation 5923 of December 14, 1988 To Implement the United States-Canada Free-Trade Agreement By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation 1. On January 2, 1988, I entered into the United States-Canada Free- Trade Agreement (the Agreement). The Agreement and certain letters exchanged between the Governments of Canada and the United States were approved by the Congress, in section 101(a) of the United States- Canada Free-Trade Agreement Implementation Act of 1988 (the Imple- mentation Act) (Pub. L. 100-449, 102 Stat. 1851).