June is National Safety Month. This month highlights efforts that can prevent injuries and death inside and outside the workplace, helps provide learning opportunities for employees, allows employers to share their safety pride and gives employees the opportunity to pledge they will work safely.
Preventable injury-related deaths are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). In 2021, there were 4,472 deaths from preventable injuries, an 11% increase from the prior year. Therefore, the NSC will highlight the following safety topics each week in June:
The NSC provides materials—including podcasts, social media kits and a SafeAtWork pledge—for employers to utilize during June. The SafeAtWork pledge gets employees to participate by pledging to help improve employers’ safety programs, promptly report hazards and provide solutions if they have any, and lastly, be a role model for safety.
By educating their workforce on such topics, companies can create a healthier and safer workplace. For more information and resources and to sign up for National Safety Month, visit the NSC’s website.
Article Published By: Zywave, Inc.