June Is National Safety Month
Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to participate in National Safety Month. Every week carries a theme that brings attention to critical safety issues. Read below to learn about National Safety Month's weekly safety topic, or visit the National Safety Council website for tips, posters, quizzes, activities, fact sheets and more. And remember: safety is everyone’s responsibility.
2012 Dates & Themes
Week 1 (June 3-9): Promote Employee Wellness
Learn about small changes that make a big difference in your health. Did you
know that if you are overweight, losing just 5-7% of body weight (10-15 lbs in a
200 lb person) could reduce your risk of diabetes?
Week 2 (June 10-16): Work Ergonomically
Some of the most common types of injuries associated with poor ergonomic
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Ganglion Cysts
- Tennis Elbow
- Chronic Back Pain
- Trigger finger
Get Information on various factors and warning signs that cause ergonomic
Week 3 (June 17-23): Prevent Falls
Falls are one of the leading causes for unintentional injuries in the United
States. 8.6 million visits to the Emergency Room are a result of a slip, trip or
Week 4 (June 24-30): Drive Safely
Learn about safety tips about using your cell phone while driving, safety belt
use, impaired driving, and aggressive driving. Did you know that drivers
that are distracted by cell phone conversations cause 21% of all accidents in
the United States?
Get eye-opening facts and current news stories on the impact of distracted driving, along with access to information about the texting and cell phone laws in your state in Stonehouse Signs' Dangers of Distracted Driving article.