The National Safety Council (NSC), Itasca, Ill., has observed June as National Safety Month since 1996. This annual observance aims to promote a culture of safety both in and out of the workplace. For its 25th anniversary, National Safety Month continues to focus on timely topics, including “incident prevention, ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns, psychological safety and continuous safety improvement.” The weekly topics are explained below.
Week 1 (June 1-6): Prevent incidents before they start. The NSC notes that identifying risks while taking proactive safety measures to reduce hazard exposure is necessary for a safe workplace.
Week 2 (June 7-13): Address ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns. Here, the NSC notes that employers play an imperative role in “expanding operations and returning remote workers to physical workspaces, building trust around vaccines, supporting mental health and much more.”
Week 3 (June 14-20): It is vital to feel safe on the job. The NSC notes that the ability to be one’s authenic self at work without fear is essential for an inclusive safety culture. “Leading organizations focus not only on physical safety, but psychological safety as well,” the NSC said.
Week 4 (June 21-27). Advance your safety journey. According to the NSC, continuous improvement is at the root of safety.
For more information and free resources, you can visit nsc.org/nsm.