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Health & Safety Watch: June is National Safety Month

Join the National Safety Council (NSC) in observing June as National Safety Month. In doing so the organization offers free materials to share in order to create a culture of safety in the workplace. Each week in June NSC provides materials focused on a different topic. This year’s topics include musculoskeletal disorders, workplace impairment, injury prevention, and slips, trips and falls.

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs): MSDs are a leading cause of workplace injury and cost billions each year in workers’ compensation and lost productivity. Gain the latest resources and practical tools to help your organization take action.

Workplace Impairment: We all know the dangers of substance use on the job. But did you know mental distress, stress and fatigue are also impairing? Access resources to recognize the signs and address impairment, in all its forms.

Injury Prevention: In 2020 alone, more than four million workplace injuries required medical attention in the U.S. Learn about approaches to preventing injuries and deaths, including identifying hazards and assessing risks.

Slips, Trips and Falls: With falls being the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death, this segment focuses on reducing slips, trips and falls, as well as how technology can play a role in saving lives.

Campaign materials typically include:

  • Tip Sheets in both English & Spanish
  • Articles related to the safety focus
  • Graphics you can share on social media

Adding regular safety meetings to your company or organization’s safety and health program is another way to participate in National Safety Month. Holding regular safety meetings with your crews, teams and staff is the best way to ensure that your company is meeting and exceeding OSHA’s compliance standards.

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit safety advocate focused on eliminating the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.