Don't daydream into danger. Stay focused with National Safety Month.
National Safety Month is observed each year in June. With a focus on reducing injury and death at work, the event calls for organizations and individuals everywhere to spread the word about ways to identify and reduce risks. Throughout the month, many plan awareness activities and talk about how they can make their environments a safer place. In observance of National Safety Month and because June 21st is the summer solstice – the longest day of the year and first day of summer – we wanted to share a few ideas for staying safe as it heats up. Here are a few topics to think about and focus on over the next several weeks:
What kinds of dangers and risks should I be aware of in hotter weather?
- Heat exhaustion
- Heat stroke
What other types of summer hazards should I prepare for and prevent?
- Allergies and other allergic reactions
- Bug bites and stings
- Camp fire and fireworks responsibility
- Food poisoning
- Recreational vehicle and water craft accidents
- Storms and weather
With the pre-excitement and post-exhaustion of summer vacations, it's important to keep your focus as you are working. Remember your mind-on-task safety and take frequent breaks to rest and clear your head.
Want to work safer but not sure where to start?
Become a member of the Great Plains Safety and Health Organization and receive a free new member audit and a plan for protecting your most valuable resource – your workforce. As a part of your membership you'll receive monthly safety posters, our weekly Safety Speaks print outs and timely safety updates via email to promote safety with your team. Other benefits include: discounts on safety activities, cost-effective customized training and information about our annual conference.
Join us for the 16th annual Safety & Wellness Conference
Registration is open for our 2018 conference. Don't miss your chance to get the early bird discount.