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Workplace Activities for National Safety Month in June

Great Ways to Recognize National Safety Month in June

Awareness Campaigns

Join the National Safety Council (NSC) and organizations across the country by raising safety awareness during National Safety Month. Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.

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The National Safety Council is celebrating the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month this year. With the U.S. seeing the highest number of workplace deaths since 2007 – 5,333 fatal workplace injuries in 2019 – this observance is more important than ever.

This year the following weekly topics will be highlighted during National Safety Month:

Week 1 - Prevent Incidents Before They Start: Identifying risks and taking proactive safety measures to reduce hazard exposure on important topics from ergonomics to chemical management is crucial to creating a safe workplace.

Week 2 - Address Ongoing COVID-19 Safety Concerns: As the pandemic continues, employers play an important role in the return to physical workspaces, building trust around vaccines, mental health and so much more.

Week 3 - It’s Vital to Feel Safe on the Job: Being able to be one’s self at work without fear of retaliation is necessary for an inclusive safety culture. Leading organizations focus not only on physical safety, but psychological safety as well.

Week 4 - Advance Your Safety Journey: Safety is all about continuous improvement. Whether organizationally or individually, NSC can help provide guidance for your path forward.

To access the free materials available (you don’t have to be an NSC member) just go to the NSC website and choose the link that says “Sign up now”. Once you enter some basic information you will notified by email when the materials are ready for you to access.

Campaign materials typically include:

  • Tip Sheets in both English & Spanish
  • Articles related to the safety focus
  • Graphics you can share on social media
  • and more!
Safety Awareness

Every organization, regardless of industry, is encouraged to participate in National Safety Month. Ideas for workplace activities include:

  • Companies can conduct a safety meeting or toolbox talk on the weekly focus and encourage a discussion among team members.
  • Organizations can send out weekly emails with the related articles and tip sheets to allow employees to read as they have time throughout the week.
  • Articles and tip sheets can be printed out and provided to team members or posted on bulletin boards in common areas.
  • The president, owner or Safety Director can email a personal letter to all employees about what National Safety Month means for them with the message they want to convey to all employees.
  • Supervisors and managers can lead team safety activities such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans or discussing job specific hazards.
  • Organizational leadership can recognize individuals or teams for positive safety-related accomplishments.
  • Spread the word on social media using the provided graphics or awesome photos of team members – don’t forget to tag your posts with #NSM.
Workplace safety word cloud.

Another way to participate in National Safety Month is to add regular safety meetings to your company or organization’s safety and health program. Holding regular safety meetings or toolbox talks with your crews, teams and staff is the best way to ensure that your company is meeting and exceeding OSHA’s compliance standards.

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