It is summertime and that only means one thing, National Safety Month (NSM). Every year in June there is an annual month-long observance. In the United States since 1996, individuals and organizations have participated by making great efforts to increase the public’s awareness of the leading safety and health risks that are increased in the summer months.
Most of us when we think of safety, tend to reference things like PPE, eye protection, equipment inspections & protocols. We have guidelines in place to protect our workers from on-site injuries. But there are other things we can’t control like outside stress and distractions. Just a few to mention are your health, bills and providing for your family. This can have a great effect on one’s performance and awareness and can impact decision making abilities. Our choices that we make every day have consequences for everyone around us.
“Safety applies with equal force to the individual, to the family, to the employer, to the state, the nation and to international affairs. Safety, in its widest sense, concerns the happiness, contentment and freedom of mankind.”
– William M. Jeffers, former President, Union
The motive behind National Safety Month is to rejuvenate our commitment as citizens to work safely, and to ensure the integration and running of a safe and healthy lifestyle and work environment. Throughout June, NSC will be offering free resources on weekly themes:
This years line up of topics:
Week 1 – Prevent Incidents Before They Start
Week 2 – Address Ongoing COVID-19 Safety Concerns
Week 3 – It’s Vital to Feel Safe on the Job
Week 4 – Advance Your Safety Journey
Safety is a value that we all need to practice not just in the workplace, but at home too. Being safe means paying attention to both mind and body. Mental discipline and awareness is a critical element of your total wellbeing. And to prevent these injuries means relentlessly paying attention to risk.
Each week throughout National Safety Month and the rest of the year we all have the opportunity to make a difference in your home, work, and community. Get involved. Take steps to provide a safer neighborhood and workplace for you and those around you.
- Report repairs as they are needed
- Volunteer in community events
- Take a CPR class
- Learn how to identify hazards
This year we at NYC Shanty are embracing safety more than ever, especially with the outbreak of COVID. And every single worker in our industry deserves a HUGE thank you. Our workers are the essential ingredient to the success of our industry. Partake with us this year 2021 National Safety Month and Thank You for your hard work all year. Visit the National Safety Council website for tips and resources and use #SAFETYONPURPOSE to share on social media. Safety is more than a word – it’s a way of life. Show your commitment to safety by participating with us and the National Safety Council’s Safety Month this June! #SAFETYONPURPOSE