Every June the National Safety Council encourages businesses and communities across the country to be a part of National Safety Month (NSM). This annual observance is used to educate and increase behavior awareness of the top causes of preventable injuries and deaths. Each week in June has a different theme that focuses on critical safety issues.
- Week 1: Employee wellness and PALA+ Challenge – Did you know that at least at least 80% of all heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes – and up to 40% of cancer – could be prevented?
- Week 2: Ergonomics – Learn how to work smarter, not only at work, but home as well, to prevent injuries such as overexertion.
- Week 3: Preventing slips, trips and falls – Identifying risk factors such as physical hazards, age-related issues and health conditions in your workplace and home can prevent most falls.
- Week 4: Driving safety – Road traffic increases during the summer which also means potential for more people distracted by their cell phones, not wearing their seat belts, impaired driving and aggressive driving.
Stay safe not only this June, but all months of the year.