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SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE
Did you know June is National Safety Month?
Every year, organizations across the country celebrate safety by focusing on ways to prevent workplace injuries and hazards. This annual observance is an important reminder to make sure our workplaces become safer every year.
During the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has kept businesses focused on viral safety and containment, both in the office and when working from home. As new vaccines are proving effective against the COVID-19 virus, we’re seeing a significant reduction in COVID cases. National restrictions around COVID-19 are lifting and workplaces are adjusting their policies for in-person and remote work. As life is returning to a new state of normal, businesses must adapt their safety measures for this new environment. June is a great time to revisit workplace safety protocols as we celebrate National Safety Month.
Safety Topics to Discuss in the Workplace
Planning for National Safety Month involves discussions regarding certain safety topics in the workplace. It is important to cover a wide variety of relevant on-site and remote workplace safety training topics, such as:
You can check out the National Safety Council and their weekly resources for National Safety 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 oneself 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, NSC can help provide guidance for your path forward.