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Safety First: Keep Employees Safe On & Off The Job During National Safety Month

Each June, the National Safety Council (NSC) encourages organizations to get involved and participate in National Safety Month (NSM)—an annual observance to educate and influence behaviors around leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. This year’s theme, “Safety Starts with Me,” helps organizations create a culture where people feel a personal responsibility not only for their own safety but also for that of their coworkers, family and friends.

If you haven’t reviewed your safety policies and procedures recently or if you don’t have a safety manual at all, now is the time to do it. To help get you started, the NSC has created a program that is divided into four weekly themes: preventing slips, trips and falls; employee wellness; emergency preparedness; and ergonomics. Summer safety and driving safety topics are also offered as a bonus.

Check out all the resources, including free downloadable materials, the NSC provides here.

But safety goes beyond the workplace. Help ensure your employees are safe off the job too by also educating them on personal safety. These personal safety tips from the Suzy Lamplugh Trust offer information on how to be safe on the street, in your car, on public transportation and in your home.

National Safety Month WhistleOne way to reinforce your commitment to keeping your employees safe is by providing them with a whistle key tag. Whether you have staff in an office park or industrial setting, these whistles can signal if anything has happened on the job and can be used as a deterrent if they feel threatened off the job. They’re simple and effective—and they work.


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