June is National Safety Month – Are You Taking Part?

If you didn’t already know, June is National Safety Month. During this month, the NSC (National Safety Council) works to make people aware of the leading causes for injury in places such as school, work, home, etc. Our company is all about safety, especially when it comes to safety while on the job.

The NSC states that in a census from 2014 it was reported that around 13 people per day died while on the job in the United States alone. Sadly, those numbers have continued to rise but the exact amount will remain unknown until the next census is taken. The NSC reports that when a company shows that they truly care about the well-being of their workers, they see, “improved morale, increased productivity, lower costs and, most importantly, fewer injuries.” To take part in National Safety Month (or even continue it all year-round) having workers take the SafeAtWork Pledge is a great start. Those who take the pledge are rewarded a certificate in order to help spread the word beyond themselves.

If you are the owner of a company, there are many ways you can make a difference in the safety of your employees. Do you know how safe your work environments are? You can check this or how your efforts are progressing by contacting us to come do an assessment. You can also speak to your employees and get them involved. Remember, they are on the floor and in the midst of the work environment, most likely, more than you are. Give them a chance to have a voice so you can give them the best environment possible which will benefit them and you in the process. If you have a newsletter, utilize this as a way to promote safety. Further, if you use social media for your business, a simple tweet or post can bring more awareness to even those outside your company. Find sample posts to use on your social media or in your newsletter HERE. Even if you aren’t the owner of a company you can make a difference on the job as well. Be active while at work and keep others in check with safety protocol. If you see safety hazards, bring them to the attention of a superior. Every little bit can go a long way.

Take part in National Safety Month by doing your part no matter what position you hold. Work safety is important and your efforts can save lives.

Contact us for more information on a safer work environment!

Sources: NSC, Health Finder