National Safety Month 2020 - Are You All In?

Safety is more than a word - it's a way of life. Show your commitment to safety by participating in the National Safety Councils Safety Month this June!  

The mission is safety and YOU can make a lasting difference!

According to the statistics of the National Safety Council (NSC), a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. What's worse? Emergencies can happen at any time - not just in the workplace. 

As our world navigates through COVID-19, health and safety are at the forefront. And with businesses opening back up in anticipation of getting back to business, NSC has excellent tips you can implement this June for National Safety Month.

You can make a difference by raising awareness about important safety issues, motivating your workplace, and shining a light on common injuries that could be avoided. Join the National Safety Month movement and work together to put a stop to workplace injuries and deaths - so more of your workers can go home safely to their families.

What does National Safety Month do to increase safety?

The National Safety Month will kick off their awareness campaign with the topic of Hazard Recognition Each week after that, National Safety Month will provide resources highlighting specific safety topics. Take the Safety Pledge and display your certificate for all to see.

The different safety topics include information and resources about reducing the leading causes of injury and deaths, whether at work, on the road, or in homes and communities:

  • Week 1: Mental Health - It's not a surprise that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have affected everyone. As an employer, you have a unique ability and responsibility to provide help and support to your employes. 
  • Week 2: Building a Safety Culture - What kind of safety leader are you? Can you motivate a culture committed to safety in your workplace? Learn seven practices of great safety leaders, how to eliminate workplace hazards through training, and more.
  • Week 3: Ergonomics - For many, the new office is at home working remotely. Whether you're working in a dedicated apartment or office, it's important to keep ergonomics in mind to prevent muscle strains and pains. 
  • Week 4: Driving - With the increased number of road construction projects and people on the road, distracted free driving safety is mission-critical. Learn safety advice for driving through work zones and sharing the way with safety trucks.

To learn more about National Safety Month, follow this link for more information.

Remember, awareness is the key to prevention! Talking about safety issues is a critical component to preventing injuries and unintentional deaths from occurring in the workplace and at home. Make it a goal to think of at least one motivate change and improve safety!

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