National Safety Month

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, roofing was the fifth most dangerous occupation in the United States in 2009.

Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to get involved and participate in National Safety Month. Each week of the month carries a theme that brings attention to critical safety issues. The overall theme for the month is “Journey to Safety Excellence.”

The National Safety Council saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy. By 2014, the council will save an additional 10,000 lives and prevent 1 million injuries by partnering with businesses, elected officials and the public to make an impact in areas such as distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, and safety in the home and community.

Safety is such an important topic that, with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

Over the course of the next four weeks we will discuss overexertion, driving, slips/trips/falls, and finally office safety.

We would like to know what you do during National Safety Month so please post your comments here.