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National Safety Month: Keep Each Other Safe

Jun 5, 2017 6:30:00 AM

National Safety Month.jpgJune is National Safety Month. While workplace and home safety are important every day of the year, the National Safety Council (NSC) specially focuses on safety during the month of June to help educate the public. Highlighting the following four themes throughout the month, the NSC aims to reduce the leading causes of injury and death – at home and in your workplace.

Week 1: Stand Up To Falls

Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, including concussions. Keep your home and workplace safe by taking action to prevent falls.

  • Both at home and at work, proper ladder selection, use, and maintenance are critical to fall prevention. Read our ladder safety blog for more tips and resources.
  • Falls from elevation are the leading cause of death in construction. How can you help prevent these incidents? This blog has numerous resources to support your fall prevention efforts.
  • Check out these 11 tips from Safety & Health Magazine for implementing effective workplace housekeeping to keep your employees safe from falls.



Week 2: Recharge To Be In Charge

37% of the U.S. workforce is sleep deprived. Proper sleep allows us to recharge and avoid injuries at home and at work.



Week 3: Prepare For Active Shooters

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and unfold quickly. And it doesn’t just have to be an active shooter – the threat of violence in general is a reality in the modern workplace. How can you help prevent workplace violence? And how can should you respond if an incident does occur?



Week 4: Don’t Just Sit There

If you have back pain, you are not alone. 80% of Americans have it and 31 million will experience low-back pain at any given time.



Even though June is National Safety Month, don’t forget to prioritize safety all year long!



Written by Gibson

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