The National Safety Council (NSC) recognizes the month of June as National Safety Month, centering around the promotion and education of safe workplace behaviors that prevent injuries and deaths. With workplace deaths in the U.S. on the rise in recent years, now is the time to prioritize the wellbeing of everyone in the workplace. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month this year, NSC highlighted a theme each week to promote safety applicable to the workplace, on the road, or in our homes and communities. As we head into the second half of the year, it is important to keep these helpful tips in mind to protect your employees and businesses year-round.
Prevent Incidents Before They Start: Recognize potential risks and take proactive safety measures in reducing hazard exposure on important topics from ergonomics to chemical management.
Address Ongoing COVID-19 Safety Concerns: The last year has been unprecedented in many ways. In some countries, life is getting closer to normal. Employers play a vital role in expanding operations and returning remote workers to physical workspaces, building trust around vaccines, supporting mental health and much more.
It is Vital to Feel Safe on the Job: Building an inclusive safety culture for employees is crucial. Many organizations have been taking steps to focus not only on physical safety, but psychological safety as well.
Advance Your Safety Journey: Safety is all about continuous improvement. Motivating your workplace by establishing safe practices and behaviors now will only create protection for all employees moving forward.
Awareness is the key to prevention and protection in the workplace. These suggestions are a great starting point and reminder to revise any current safety plans that you may already have in place. Change begins with accountability. By implementing safe behaviors that will stand the test of time, you are ensuring the protection of your workplace and beyond for years to come.
If your organization is looking for ways to improve workplace safety, RegScan services may be a good place to start. Remember that old slogan: “Safety Begins with Me”? Our services ensure you have the compliance tools in place for your employees. If you can get compliance operationalized, then you are on the path to success when it comes to safety.