The National Safety Council and other organizations are working together to raise awareness of what it takes to Keep Each Other Safe. National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.
Week 1: Stand Up to Falls
Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, including concussions. You can Stand Up to Falls by securing cords away from walking areas, using non-skid rugs, and cleaning up spills immediately.
Week 2: Recharge to be in Charge
37% of the U.S. workforce is sleep deprived. Proper sleep allows us to recharge and avoid injuries at home and at work.
Week 3: Prepare for Active Shooters
Active shooter situations are unpredictable and unfold quickly. Always be aware of your environment and locate the nearest two exits in any place you visit.
Week 4: Don’t Just Sit There
If you have back pain, you are not alone. 80% of Americans have it and 31 million will experience low-back pain at any given time. Prevent strains, dislocations and muscle tears by lifting properly.