For each week in June, the NSC has identified a specific theme on which to focus. You can see the full list of weekly themes as well as posters, tip sheets and other materials you can use for your own safety
Many of the topics chosen by the NSC for this year’s National Safety Month are not necessarily related to workplace safety. They are topics like teen driving, prescription overdose prevention, summer safety, etc.
I found this interesting, because in my area of expertise, I am primarily focused on safety in the workplace and ways to make safety training effective. But, this made me give more thought to the idea that there’s more to your employees’ safety than simply working safe.
So given the NSC’s focus areas, this month might be a good opportunity to integrate “outside-of-work” safety topics into your workplace safety training sessions – or hold a unique session that focuses on general “life” safety.
Encouraging your employees not only to be safe at work, but at home too, is great way to help ensure you have happy, healthy employees in the workplace each day. And honestly, I feel like it’s an overlooked part of safety training in most workplaces.
You can also check out Emedco’s National Safety Month calendar for interesting safety facts.