June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council (NSC) provides a wealth of information to encourage workplaces to participate in raising awareness for safety. This year’s theme is “Safety Starts with Me,” underscoring responsibility at the individual level.
The NSC organizes the month into weekly themes by topic, and a quick glance at this list made me realize we’ve talked about many of these issues at some point in the AccuBlog.
Week 1: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
In March, we discussed Steps to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls. The most common culprits to avoid are everyday hazards we might easily overlook – like an electrical cord or clutter in the walkways.
Week 2: Employee Wellness
Our WorkHealthy blogger Samantha talks about employee wellness on a regular basis. Her recent post on Summer fruits and vegetables reminds us to eat healthy, while many of her posts also provide practical advice on exercise and health.
Week 3: Emergency Preparedness
Week 4: Ergonomics
OSHA defines Ergonomics as “the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population.”
Posture is one factor that contributes to proper or poor ergonomics, and Samantha’s two-part series on Take a Stand Against the Sitting Disease offers one possible solution to combat the posture problem in the workplace.
The NSC also includes bonus topics in their list of themes. We’ve started discussing these issues as well and will continue to do so in the weeks and months ahead.
- Driving Safety: During the first week of May, we learned how texting and driving is a symptom of a larger problem. We also provided links to resources so you can stay current on the different distracted driving rules by state.
- Summer Safety: Last month, we started talking about summer safety with a blog on Skin Cancer Awareness and what you can do to help reduce your risk.
Next time, we’ll look at some more issues related to summer safety.
About Accuform Signs
Accuform Signs, located in Brooksville, FL, is the leading manufacturer of facility safety identification products. Founded in 1976, Accuform Signs sells products to a network of distributors throughout North America, South America and Asia. From personalized safety signs, safety tags and labels, to traffic safety and lockout/tag out products, Accuform Signs provides the products and sales support for the distributors that define the safety industry.