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05/27/21

June is National Safety Month in the US

2021 is the 25th anniversary of this annual observance to help keep each other safe, from the workplace to anyplace.

Schmersal is excited to join the National Safety Council in celebrating the 25th annual National Safety Month in June!

National Safety Month is promoted by the National Safety Council (NSC), America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate. As a mission-based organization, they focus on eliminating the leading causes of preventable death so people can live their fullest lives. 

NSC starts at work – where people put everyday strategies in place to solve problems. Companies are provided with resources workers can actually use around risks they are actually facing, or will be. They promote a culture of safety to not only make people safer at work but also because it has the potential to make people safer beyond the workplace. Research shows safer workplaces save money and increase productivity, but more importantly, they create a mindset that values safety in all aspects of workers lives, even the home.

There is a theme for each week of the month: 

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 expanding operations and returning remote workers to physical workspaces, building trust around vaccines, supporting 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 safety culture. Leading organizations focus not only on physical safety, but psychological safety as well.

Week 4 - Advance Your Safety Journey: Safety is all about continuous improvement. Whether organizationally or individually, chart your path forward.

Learn more about National Safety Month at the NSC website: www.nsc.org/work-safety/get-involved/national-safety-month

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