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June 10, 20240

Stay Safe: National Safety Month Tips and Resources

Celebrate National Safety Month with Lifesaving Tips and Resources

June marks National Safety Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of safety in all areas of life. The National Safety Council (NSC) has been leading this initiative since 1996, and it has grown from a focus on workplace safety to a comprehensive mission to keep everyone safe, everywhere. This month, take advantage of the free resources provided by the NSC to educate yourself and others on preventing injuries and deaths.

Weekly Safety Themes: Engage, Educate, and Prevent

Each week in June, the NSC highlights a different safety topic, providing valuable insights and tools to address the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. Here’s a breakdown of the themes:

  1. Safety Engagement: Learn how to actively participate in creating safer environments at work, home, and in your community.
  2. Roadway Safety: Understand the risks and best practices for staying safe on the road, whether you’re a driver, cyclist, or pedestrian.
  3. Risk Reduction: Discover strategies to identify and mitigate potential hazards in various settings.
  4. Slips, Trips, and Falls: Get tips on preventing these common accidents that can lead to serious injuries.

Eye-Opening Statistics: The Urgency of Safety Awareness

The NSC reported that in 2022, the United States experienced 227,039 preventable deaths and 63 million injuries. Preventable injuries are now the third leading cause of death in the country. The keyword here is “preventable.” By raising awareness and educating ourselves on common safety hazards, we can save lives.

Expert Insights: The Importance of Safety Measures

Miguel Custodio, founding partner at Custodio & Dubey, emphasizes the critical nature of safety education:

“Throughout my career, I have worked with countless accident victims. Unfortunately, many of my clients’ injuries could have been prevented had proper safety measures been followed,” says Custodio. “Having resources like these available is much more important than many may think. Educating ourselves on these common dangers will not only keep us safe, but our friends and family as well. It’s great to have a month dedicated to making a safety difference in our home, work, and community, but I hope to see safety prioritized year-round!”

Getting Involved: Practical Steps to Enhance Safety

National Safety Month is an excellent opportunity to take proactive steps toward creating a safer environment. Here are some practical ways to get involved:

  • Identify and Address Hazards: Conduct a thorough inspection of your home, workplace, and community to identify potential risks. Report or repair any hazards you find.
  • Assemble First Aid Kits: Ensure that first aid kits are easily accessible in common areas. If you don’t have one, take the time to assemble a comprehensive kit.
  • Promote Safety Protocols: Remind coworkers and family members about the importance of following safety protocols. Address any safety negligence promptly to prevent accidents.
  • Follow Recreational Safety Guidelines: With summer vacations approaching, adhere to safety protocols for recreational activities, especially those involving water.

Spreading the Word: Utilize NSC Resources

The NSC offers a variety of free resources, including weekly videos, articles, safety talks, and games. Utilize these materials to educate yourself and others, and spread safety awareness throughout your community.

Conclusion: Prioritizing Safety Year-Round

National Safety Month is a crucial time to focus on preventing injuries and saving lives. By engaging with the NSC’s resources and taking proactive steps to enhance safety, we can make a significant difference in our homes, workplaces, and communities. Let’s commit to prioritizing safety not just in June, but every day of the year. Stay safe out there!


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