Wednesday, June 5, 2013

National Safety Month

Each June, the National Safety Council sponsors National Safety Month and encourages organizations to participate in this observance to educate everyone about preventable injuries and deaths. This years NSM theme is Safety Starts with Me. The weekly themes this year include: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls; Employee Wellness; Emergency Preparedness; and Ergonomics. Bonus topics are summer safety and driving safety. This issue focuses on these six areas.

Slips, trips and falls make up the majority of workplace accidents; here is how to help prevent them. (Item #1) What are the benefits of an employee wellness program? (Item #2) Here is a step-by-step approach to emergency planning, response and recovery for companies of all sizes. (Item #3)

Employers need to pay attention to ergonomics requirements. (Item #4) Share these summer safety tips with your employees so everyone will be safe. (Item #5) Any distractions can endanger the driver and others, texting while driving is especially dangerous because it combines all three types of distraction. (Item #6)

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