June is National Safety Month
We can all be safety heroes
This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month, an annual observance to help keep each other safe from the workplace to anyplace. The observance is organized by the National Safety Council every June in the U.S.
With the U.S. seeing the highest number of workplace deaths since 2007 – 5,333 fatal workplace injuries in 2019 – this observance is more important than ever.
Safety Tips for the Workplace
Identifying risks and taking proactive safety measures to reduce hazard exposure on important topics from ergonomics to chemical management is crucial to creating a safe workplace.
As the pandemic continues, employers play an important role in expanding operations and returning remote workers to physical workspaces, building trust around vaccines, supporting mental health and so much more.
Being able to be one’s self at work without fear of retaliation is necessary for an inclusive safety culture. Leading organizations focus not only on physical safety, but psychological safety as well.
Safety is all about continuous improvement. Whether organizationally or individually, NSC can help provide guidance for your path forward.
Summer Safety Tips
Beat the Heat
Anybody can be at risk for a heat-related illness. Follow these summer safety tips, like taking extra breaks and drinking lots of water.
Mosquitoes can cause a number of illnesses, including Zika Virus and West Nile Virus. Learn what you can do to protect yourself at work and play.
Emergency departments see more than 20,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related traumatic brain injury each year.
Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades, fireworks displays – and plenty of visits to emergency rooms, especially during July.
Drowning caused 3,709 deaths in 2017. The younger the child, the greater the risk.