June is National Safety Month and we are prioritizing safety by observing this important initiative created by the National Safety Council. The goal of National Safety Month is to increase public awareness of the leading safety and health risks and decrease the number of injuries and deaths at the job site, on the road, and in the home.
2023 marks 27 years of National Safety Month. This year, the event focuses on four different weekly topics, including:
Week 1: Emergency Preparedness.
Businesses should understand what to do in the event of an emergency like a natural disaster, including knowing life-saving CPR techniques and more.
Week 2: Slips, Trips, and Falls.
Falls are the leading cause of workplace injuries and deaths in many industries. Knowing how to stay safe when working from heights such as on a ladder or scaffolding is key in preventing accidents.
Week 3: Heat-Related Illness.
Many workers face heat-related illnesses and injuries, especially during the summer months or those who work outside or in non-air-conditioned spaces. These conditions can be avoided when the proper preventative steps are taken.
Week 4: Hazard Recognition.
Understanding the specific workplace hazards each industry faces can help workers identify and avoid them before an accident occurs. Creating a workplace safety program is key to reducing risk.
Each week this month we highlighted pressing safety topics with information for both on and off the job. Make sure to follow our social media pages to see what we are sharing.