June Is National Safety Month

Fri, 2012-06-01

Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to participate in National Safety Month.

Every week carries a theme that brings attention to critical safety issues. 

Follow the links below to visit the National Safety Council’s website for tips, posters, quizzes, activities, fact sheets and more!  Get involved- distribute these materials in your workplace.  Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

2012 Dates & Themes

Week 1 (June 3-9):  Promote Employee Wellness

       Learn about small changes that make a big difference in your health. Did you
       know that if you are overweight, losing just 5-7% of body weight (10-15 lbs in a
       200 lb person) could reduce your risk of diabetes?

Week 2 (June 10-16): Work Ergonomically

      Some of the most common types of injuries associated with poor ergonomic
      design include:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Trigger finger

      Get Information on various factors and warning signs that cause ergonomic
      conditions. 

Week 3 (June 17-23): Prevent Falls

      Falls are one of the leading causes for unintentional injuries in the United
      States.  8.6 million visits to the Emergency Room are a result of a slip, trip or
      fall.

Week 4 (June 24-30): Drive Safely

      Learn about safety tips about using your cell phone while driving, safety belt
      use, impaired driving, and aggressive driving.  Did you know that drivers
      that are distracted by cell phone conversations cause 21% of all accidents in
      the United States?


      Get eye-opening facts and current news stories on the impact of distracted
      driving, along with access to information about the texting and cell phone
      laws in your state in Stonehouse Signs' Dangers of Distracted Driving      
      article.

Note: NSC members receive access to additional free materials including posters, games and weekly Webinars during National Safety Month.
Visit the NSC website to join today!

Help NSC perform A Million Acts of Safety.  Encourage your employees to participate by signing up teams.

Source: National Safety Council