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National Safety Month

National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month! 

The National Safety Counsel has a mission to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes, in communities, and on the road. They do this through leadership, research, education and advocacy. 

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. Each week, a different topic is highlighted and shared for everyone to learn about. This year, the topics include: Hazard Recognition Slips, Trips and Falls, Fatigue and Impairment. 

  • Week 1: Hazard Recognition
  • Week 2: Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Week 3: Fatigue
  • Week 4: Impairment

Did you know? Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is there are many things people can do to stay safe and prevent injuries. 

Make a difference - spread the word about ways to reduce the risk of injuries. Encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards. 

How Can National Safety Month Make a Difference?

We can all use this time to raise awareness about important safety issues, such as:

  • How to prevent poisonings
  • Driving, biking, and working safely
  • Preventing slips, trips, and falls

Everyone can get involved in reducing the risk of injuries. Together, we can share information about steps people can take to protect themselves and others. 

Share the Safety Message in June

Use a little bit of creativity to engage workers, families, and communities in safety this June. 

  • Create newsletters or blog posts
  • Hold a safety trivia contest with weekly prizes
  • Make an activity out of identifying hazards where you work and live
  • Throw a safety fair, lunch, or celebratory luncheon
  • Encourage others to take the Safe at Work pledge
  • Provide safety training 
  • Distribute posters, tip sheets, articles, family activities, social graphics and more

The National Safety Council remains focused on saving lives and preventing injuries, including raising public awareness of the opioid epidemic, helping to reduce motor vehicle crashes and improving safety practices in workplaces all across the country. With increased awareness, we can help make safety a priority in our communities, on the road and at work. 

 

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