Did you know that June is National Safety Month? National Safety Month is an annual observance, the purpose of which is to educate and influence behaviors around the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.
Organized and implemented by the National Safety Council (NSC), this yearly event encourages organizations to get involved and participate in order to engage everyone in safety and create a culture in which people feel a personal responsibility for both their own safety and the safety of coworkers, family, and friends.
This year’s theme is “Safety Starts with Me.” Each week in June carries a theme that focuses on critical safety issues:
Week 1: Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls
Week 2: Employee Wellness
Week 3: Emergency Preparedness
Week 4: Ergonomics
In addition, summer safety and driving safety will be emphasized this year.
Organizations can get involved by signing up for free downloadable materials, such as posters and fact sheets, or by becoming members of the NSC and receiving a variety of exclusive member materials such as a Planner Guide and posters, tip sheets, safety talks, and newsletter articles on each of this year’s topics.
The NSC also encourages involvement through sharing social media messages with coworkers, family, and friends, and purchasing National Safety Month promotional items online at the NSC Store. Links to all of these opportunities can be found at the National Safety Month home page.
Businesses can also get involved in increasing awareness of the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths by becoming sponsors of National Safety Month. As sponsors, corporations can highlight their commitment to safety and educate their employees and the general public. Corporations can sponsor the entire month or a designated week.
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