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.

Stonehouse Signs National Safety Month 20122012 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
      design include:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • 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.

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