During National Safety Month, turn your focus on safety, and teach employees to make it a priority every day. The National Safety Council created National Safety Month in 1996 to draw attention to the leading safety and health risks in the workplace, traffic, home and community. The goal is to promote safety and reduce injuries through better awareness of common risks.
Schedule training classes for safety issues that are important to your type of work. It’s also a great time to plan First Aid or CPR training, which can be valuable knowledge for everyone.
Tips on Providing a Safe Work Environment
Did you know that most workplace accidents and injuries are preventable? That's right, according to the The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, in 2013 there were 4,585 fatal work injuries and 50,000 annual deaths from workplace exposure. The sad truth is that thousands of these deaths and injuries could have been prevented. The good news is that with these tips and resources, you can help your business significantly lower the risk of illness, injury, and death. The National Safety Council has compiled the top 10 most reported workers' compensation injuries and we've listed below along with what you can do about them.
Additional Workplace Safety Resources
Visit the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) website for an index of Workplace Safety & Health Topics. Find everything from government regulations to training materials to publications on the OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) website.
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