In the Workplace and Anyplace!
Join NSC and our sponsor VelocityEHS – Award-winning EHS & Sustainability Software – for the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month, an annual observance to help keep each other safe from the workplace to anyplace.
With the U.S. seeing the highest number of workplace deaths since 2007 – 5,333 fatal workplace injuries in 2019 – this observance is more important than ever.
Honor Your Safety Hero
To celebrate the 25th anniversary, we invite you to recognize a safety professional – or anyone who inspires you to be safe – with a donation to NSC. Every hero honored with a donation made now through June will be matched up to a total of $25,000, thanks to the generous support of VelocityEHS. Your support helps fuel the NSC mission to save lives from the workplace to anyplace.
Check out the Weekly NSC Safety Month Topics:
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 the return to physical workspaces, building trust around vaccines, 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, NSC can help provide guidance for your path forward.
8 SAFETY TIPS EVERY EMPLOYEE SHOULD KNOW, in the workplace: (and any place!)
No matter how many safety guidelines and practices you’ve set in place, they won’t do any good if your employees aren’t aware and invested in following those guidelines.
The safest work environments occur when employees, at all levels of the organization, work together to communicate and adhere to the safety standards set in place. A successful safety program is one that encourages employees to report unsafe situations and behaviors, and encourages safe practices throughout each and every work day.
eSafety.com put together a list of 8 workplace safety tips every employee should know to ensure all employees are engaged in developing a safety program that encourages the shared responsibility of everyone in the workplace:
#1 BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS
Every job site has inherent dangers, and the best way to keep yourself safe is to be aware of your surroundings.
#2 KEEP CORRECT POSTURE
Keeping correct posture refers to more than just employees who lift things regularly. If you work at a desk, you also need to make sure you have good posture to avoid back problems, neck pain, and even carpal tunnel.
#3 TAKE REGULAR BREAKS
OSHA has put breaks in place for a reason: tired workers are the most prone to an incident, less aware you are of their surroundings, and the more at risk you are for an injury.
#4 NEVER TAKE SHORTCUTS ON PROCEDURES
Shortcuts lead to injury and aren’t worth the small amount of time they might save you.
#5 BE AWARE OF NEW SAFETY PROCEDURES
Make sure you’re aware of the new safety procedures that go along with new equipment changes.
#6 KEEP EMERGENCY EXITS CLEAR
Never place anything in front of an emergency exit door, even if it’s only for a few minutes.
#7 REPORT UNSAFE CONDITIONS
It’s important to always report any hazardous situation or unsafe condition as soon as possible, to keep yourself and other employees safe.
#8 ALWAYS WEAR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Whether it’s something as small as earplugs, or something as large as a chemical suit, this PPE exists for a reason.