National Safety Month

National Safety Month is observed in June in where we focus on work, home and road safety.  Here are a few tips on how to stay safe!

Safety at Work:

  • Require safety training courses be taken when working at a location where physical harm may occur.
  • Make sure that there is proper first aid kits as well as training.
  • If the job requires driving, defensive driving courses should be mandatory.

Safety at Home:

  • Poisoning by gas, chemicals, or prescription drugs are the leading cause of death inside the home.   Make sure all of your alarms are working and cabinets are locked to keep children safe.
  • Falling happens to everyone, not just the elderly.  Secure carpets, remove clutter, install grab bars in the shower, and have adequate lighting.
  • Drowning is the number one cause of death in children ages 1-4 years old. Always watch your child while in the water (pool or bath).  Empty all water after it is done being used. Use life jackets and floaties, as well as provide age appropriate swim lessons. And last but not least, learn CPR.

Safety on the Road:

  • Stop talking on your cell phones. Hands free devices or nothing at all.
  • Educate Drivers: Drivers Ed reduces crashes by 40%.
  • Employers also should keep their workers safe while on the road. Adhere to weather advisory. Make sure that if the job requires driving that the person has the proper training.

Be sure to take all of these important safety tips and implement them into your daily lives at home, work and when on the road!  Shop motivators to find some great educational promotional items to help reinforce these critical and life-saving tips, especially during National Safety Month coming up in June!

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