Turn up the attention to safety during National Safety Month in June, a campaign by the National Safety Council.
Safety is an important topic every month of the year, but June offers an extra focus as it’s National Safety Month, a campaign spearheaded by the National Safety Council (NSC). The NSC is “the nation’s leading nonprofit safety advocate”…focused on “eliminating the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.” This year’s National Safety Month campaign will focus on four different safety topics to inform and educate workers on keeping safe.
National Safety Month Topics
Usually, National Safety Month is focused on a single safety topic each week, but this year, because of the issues with Covid-19, the NSC is offering “real-time, relevant resources on a variety of topics.” Four of those topics are:
- Mental Health. Topics included focus on mental health issues due to Covid-19, fatigue, mental health in the workplace, substance abuse, and more.
- Ergonomics. Ergonomics is the science of designing a safe and efficient job environment to work in, no matter what that environment is, so as not to cause pain. Topics include lifting correctly to protect your back, stretching, working from home, and more.
- Building a Safety Culture. Focused on helping companies build a culture focused on safety in the workplace, topics in this section include crisis management tips, response planning, safety leadership, eliminating workplace hazards through training, increasing safety engagement, and more.
- Driving. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of workplace deaths. The NSC’s focus on reducing fatalities while driving includes workplace driving risks, sharing streets with bikers and pedestrians, improving the safety of work zones, training resources, and more.
Those interested in learning more or receiving information and resources from the NSC, like posters, tips sheets, and videos, during National Safety Month can sign up for free here or choose to become an NSC member.
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