Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to get involved and participate in National Safety Month. NSM is an annual observance to educate and influence behaviors around the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. Each week carries a theme that brings attention to critical safety issues.
Small changes can make a big difference to your health and wellness. If people made the choices to eat better, engage in more physical activity and quit smoking, at least 80% of all heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes – and up to 40% of cancer – could be prevented, according to the World Health Organization.
Ergonomics involves designing the job environment to fit the person and is important to take into consideration at work, but also while working on projects at home. It’s about learning how to work smarter and preventing conditions such as overexertion.
Most falls are preventable. Many people attribute falls to being clumsy or not paying attention, but many risk factors exist. Risk factors include physical hazards in the environment, age-related issues and health conditions. Reduce your risk and find fall hazards in your workplace and home to prevent injuries and keep others safe round the clock.
Driving is one of the most dangerous activities you will do each day. As traffic on the roads increases during the summer months, keep in mind tips on issues such cell phone distracted driving, safety belt use, impaired driving and aggressive driving to stay safe when driving for work or pleasure.
Free online training opportunity
Car crashes are the leading cause of unintentional death among our nation’s teens. Register for the Alive at 25 Parent Program between June 24 and June 30 for a free chance to learn more about teen driver safety. You will have 30 days from the date of registration to complete your training.
Special thanks to SafetyServe.com for providing this free Alive at 25 Parent Program online course. Over the past three years, more than 3,000 parents have taken advantage of this exceptional offer during this annual NSC observance.
By National Safety Council, http://www.nsc.org