Safety first signJune is National Safety Month and we’re very excited to help share some ideas on how to keep your environment safe around you whether you are working or at home- safety is one of our core values and guiding principles. 

Nearly 13,000 American workers suffer an injury every day; each being preventable. *

History of National Safety Month

The National Safety Council is the founder of National Safety Month. It declared June as National Safety Month in 1996. The council aims to spread awareness of safety hazards and unintentional injuries for industrial workers of the United States.

Historian Arnold Toynbee used the term ‘Industrial Revolution’ for the first time during the late 18th century. He created awareness of the safety of workers who worked in coal mines and the textile industry. During that period, workers were not given enough space to work safely and were often given hot and dangerous equipment to work with.

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Here are some tips for safety in a work environment or at home:

  • Hold drills at work and at home for fires or other natural disasters. This helps ensure everyone knows what to do. 
  • Volunteer to participate in community emergency preparedness events. You can check with your local city office for more information. 
  • Put together and maintain a first aid kit at home or at work. If you have one at work, make sure the equipment and supplies are up to date. 
  • Take a CPR Class or host a CPR Class for your office
  • Evaluate stress and your employees mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Consider hiring a Safety Officer

There are many things we can do to keep the workplace and hope safe. We’d love to hear what you are doing in your workplace! For more information, you can also visit the National Safety Council Website. They have some great resources. https://www.nsc.org/work-safety/get-involved/national-safety-month 

*https://www.nsc.org/workplace/safety-topics