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June is National Safety Month

The National Safety Council (NSC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary of National Safety Month this June – and there’s no better time than now to make sure your team is up to date with safety protocols and construction training.

National Safety Month is an annual observance that encourages employers to improve their safety culture and keep workers protected while on the job. This year, NSC and its sponsor, VelocityEHS, created weekly themes and supporting materials that participants can download for free at nsc.org/nsm. The topics include:

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 expanding of operations, 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 culture. Leading organizations’ focus goes beyond just physical safety.

Week 4 – Advance Your Safety Journey: Safety is all about continuous improvement. Whether organizationally or individually, NSC and VelocityEHS can help provide guidance as companies move forward in safety maturity and continuously improve along the way.

Training and awareness save lives

According to recent Department of Labor data, fatal work injuries and roadway deaths are on the rise, with 5,333 Americans dying at work in 2019, the highest number of workplace deaths in over a decade, and 42,060 people estimated to have died on the roads in 2020, the highest number of motor vehicle deaths since 2007.

“As organizations navigated the biggest workplace safety hazard in a generation, traditional safety risks never paused, and far too many people did not make it home to their loved ones at the end of their day,” said Lorraine Martin, NSC president and CEO. “This year, we aim to inspire and support the EHS community to make people’s lives safer on and off the job.”

Don’t wait until an accident or fatality happens, be proactive and send your workers home safe at night. Health and safety training, including construction courses like OSHA’s 10 hour construction course or OSHA’s 30 hour construction training course, were designed to teach students how to recognize, prevent and address construction hazards. Keep your workers safe by booking appropriate training today. Easybook Training, the online resource for researching and booking training, can help you find the right class in the right location at the right time. Don’t hesitate, book today.

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