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By Member Joyce Shry
June 11, 2019

Safety is no accident. Observed annually in June, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), “National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.” The National Safety Council
brings awareness to the importance of safety.

Although many environmental, health and safety (EHS) professional will tell you that every month should be safety awareness month,
it’s June that has the honor of being the nationally recognized time to remember to always put safety first.

Identifying risks around the home or improving safety standards at home, at work and in your community protects everyone. Whether
we increase first aid and emergency awareness through drills or provide water safety tips for summer recreation, we are taking
steps to provide a safer neighborhood.

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), accidental injuries have now become the third leading cause of death in the United States. Preventable deaths are on the rise, but you can feel empowered by that news since it is within our control to change these statistics. NSC statistics also states a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. What is worse about this - emergency situations can happen any time – not just in the workplace.

Everyone needs to get involved in reducing the risk of injuries. Together, we can share information about steps people can take
to protect themselves and others. Make a difference. Awareness is the key to prevention.

The National Safety Council has provided downloadable resources highlighting different topics for each week in June which are attached to this website. Topics for 2019 are Hazard Recognition, Slips, Trips and Falls, Fatigue and Impairment.

Safety should never take a break. Safety is more than a word – it is a way of life. Safety is priceless.

Attachment hazard-tipsheet-english.pdf  (476k)
Attachment tipsheet-falls-english.pdf  (715k)
Attachment tipsheet-fatigue-english.pdf  (374k)
Attachment tipsheet-impairment-english.pdf  (854k)

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