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June is National Safety Month

 
 
National Safety Month is a time to focus on the leading causes of preventable injury and how we can work together to eliminate them. Preventable deaths are at an all-time high in America. In fact, more than 130,000 people die needlessly every year – one every four minutes – from something preventable like a car crash, poisoning or a fall. What if we could reverse this trend and bring the number down to zero?
 
This year’s National Safety Month theme – Keep Each Other Safe – looks at how we can bring safety in the workplace back to our home and communities. Join Utah Safety Council, the National Safety Council, and thousands of organizations across the country as we work to raise awareness of what it takes to #KeepEachOtherSafe.
 
Share Your Company's Involvement: We’d love to see how you’re celebrating National Safety Month! Snap a picture and send a short description to our Marketing Manager to be recognized on our social media channels & other promotional materials. Plus... there are doughnuts included as a prize for the best picture! Maybe you could hold a 10-minute standup meeting in your office about getting enough sleep, or you could print out the National Safety Month’s materials and put them in everyone’s cubicle. Whatever you do, we'd love to hear about it!
 
Each week in June, we will be focusing on a different safety topic. Download these National Safety Month tools and use them to kick off your safety meetings each week!
 

Week 1 (June 5-9): Stand Up to Falls


Slips, trips and falls are the No. 2 cause of nonfatal disabling injury in the workplace following overexertion. 



Week 2 (June 12-16): Recharge to Be In Charge

The National Sleep Foundation reports that highly fatigued workers are 70 percent more likely to be involved in an incident resulting in injury and workers who report disturbed sleep are nearly twice as likely to die in a work-related incident. In addition, driving while drowsy increases crash risk by nearly 300 percent. 



Week 3 (June 19-23): Prepare for Active Shooters​ + Utah Workplace Safety Week

Because an active shooter often behaves erratically, they have no pattern and their victims are random—being prepared can be your best defense.

Participate in Utah Workplace Safety Week - view WCF's complete schedule

Monday (6/19): Attend WCF's press conference held at Operating Engineers featuring key Utah leaders highlighting how they operate "big iron" safetly. - Learn More

Tuesday (6/20): Attend the WCF Safety Summit at the South Towne Expo Center. - Learn More

Wednesday (6/21): Attend "The Future of Trucking Safety & Technology" at Nikola Motor Company to learn more about industry-leading trucking technology that is being developed right here in Utah. - Register Now

Thursday (6/22): Ladies, join the Utah Safety Council for our next Women in Safety meeting focusing on active shooter training- plus a self-defense lesson following the seminar! This seminar is FREE for all participants. Sorry, guys, this one's just for the ladies. - Learn More

Friday (6/23): Attend WCF's 100 Year Birthday Celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at WCF Insurance - 100 West Towne Ridge Parkway Sandy, UT 84070. They are celebrating their 100 year anniversary with an open house, food, and networking with community leaders.



Week 4 (June 26-30): Don't Just Sit There

One-third of all workers’ compensation claims are due to ergonomic issues, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • 5-Minute Safety Talk - Ergonomics - English and Spanish
  • Tip Sheet - Safety Check: Work Ergonomically - English and Spanish
  • Poster - On-The-Job Injuries - English and Spanish
  • In case of an emergency, don't just sit there. Gain the confidence to help save a life by completing our First Aid, CPR, AED training on June 21. - Learn More
  • Attend Our FREE Breakfast Safety Seminar on June 28. The topic will be "Safety Training in a Diverse Workforce." - Learn More


BONUS WEEK: Drive Safely

More than 35,000 people die in crashes every year on U.S. roads. Many of those deaths are the result of incidents that take place during the workday or during the commute to-and-from work. More than 90% of crashes are the result of driver error and, therefore, are preventable.



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