National Safety Month targets preventable accidents

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer

According to the National Safety Council’s (NSC’s) Injury Facts, three people in the U.S. die every 10 minutes from preventable accidents.

To raise awareness of the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities, the NSC designates each June as National Safety Month. Once again, the NSC will focus on a safety issue each week of the month.

This first week starts with a logical topic: Hazard recognition. After all, the best way to avoid a hazard is to recognize it exists. The NSC says, “Once you train yourself to spot hazards, you’ll notice them all around you. They may not always be obvious or immediate concerns, but they can still pose a risk to you and your co-workers. The sooner they’re fixed, the better.”

This Learn to See Hazards tip sheet has helpful information to get you started. In the coming weeks the NSC will focus on:

  • Slips, trips and falls.
  • Fatigue.
  • And impairment.

The NSC has free materials, including posters, tip sheets, articles, family activities, special offers, social graphics and more. Go to the NSC website to sign up to receive these materials.

We encourage you to take advantage of the resources the NSC offers to keep you, your co-workers and your family safe this month and throughout the year.

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