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National Safety Month 2018 - Are You All In?

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

National Safety Month, It's National Safety Month Are You All in?

You can make a difference!

According to National Safety Council (NSC) statistics, a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. What's worse? Emergency situations can happen at any time - not just in the workplace. This June, the National Safety Council (NSC) would like all businesses to do their part to ensure No One Get's Hurt. They’ve declared the entire month of June as National Safety Month.

Are you all in?

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 titled, No 1 Gets Hurt. Each week thereafter, 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: Emergency Preparedness - Emergency situations can happen to anyone! That's why it's critical to be prepared for the unexpected, especially this time of year with severe weather season upon us. Learn more here
  • Week 2: Wellness - If you don't take care of you, no one else will. Focus on your wellness every day and watch out for fatigue.
  • Week 3: Falls - Falls are the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths for all ages and the number one cause of death for those 65 and older, according to injuryfacts.nsc.org. Focus on fall prevention and safety practices.
  • Week 4: Driving - Distracted driving is a serious issue on our roads. Learn the dangerous driving behaviors to avoid.

As part of the agreement to prevent workplace injuries, deaths, and illnesses, the OSHA and NSC Alliance has partnered to:

  • Develop compliance assistance tools and best practice documents.
  • Convene, participate and exhibit at occupational safety and health forums and stakeholder meetings.
  • Collaborate with other OSHA Alliance participants to address specific safety topics.
  • Support and promote the Journey to Safety Excellence Campaign.

OSHA and NSC stress the importance of measuring your safety progress and engaging employees by creating a safety culture. Learn more about a successful safety-themed culture here.

Follow this link for more information on the National Safety Month.

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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