Thursday, June 8, 2017

June Marks National Safety Month 2017

During the month of June, thousands of organizations throughout the country raise awareness on various safety issues at home, work and on the road. By raising these safety issues now, this month hopes to bring attentiveness to your surroundings and making sure you and those around you stay safe.

Safety in the Home
In 2011, poisonings became the leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States surpassing vehicle motor crashes. Poisonings can include taking too much medication, taking the wrong medication or accidentally mixing the wrong medications. It can also include coming in contact with gases and other chemicals. That’s why it is so important to keep medications up high and locked away for safety. If you have young children in the home, make sure any cleaning chemicals or similar type products are also up high and out of reach. If you or a loved one has a possible poisoning, please do not hesitate to contact poison control at 1-800-222-1222 for assistance 24 hours, 7 days a week. If someone is in need of immediate help, please contact 9-1-1.

Safety in the Workplace
OSHA Compliance Training consists of safety training in the workplace. For a variety of online training courses offered by the National Safety Council, visit

Slip, trip and fall prevention is the most basic safety precautions one can take. Make sure to always wear appropriate footwear and always be aware of your surroundings. These types of injuries are preventable. For more information visit

Safety on the Roads
According to the NSC, in 2015, more than 38,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes. While impaired driving is still a big factor, distracted driving is becoming a major concern. Make sure to ensure these steps when driving:

·         Do not text and drive.
·         Practice awareness.
·         Always wear your seatbelt.
·         Take defensive driving courses if needed.

If you are in an accident or need immediate help, please do not hesitate to contact 9-1-1 for assistance!