2024 Safety Observance Calendar

Dates are subject to change.

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National Radon Action Month

Environmental Protection Agency

Radon gas information



American Heart Month

American Heart Association

NSC First Aid and CPR courses

Feb. 4-10

National Burn Awareness Week

American Burn Association

Fire safety tips



Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury Association of America

More about concussion


National Nutrition Month® 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Focuses on the importance of healthy eating and exercise


Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Prevent Blindness America

Free information for employers on topics from eye strain to eye safety in industrial settings 

National Ladder Safety Month
American Ladder Institute
Ladder safety tips

March 10-16

National Patient Safety Awareness Week

National Patient Safety Foundation

Raises awareness about healthcare safety - for patients and the workforce

March 18-22

National Poison Prevention Week

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Carbon monoxide
Household products
Lead poisoning prevention
Radon gas

March 18-24

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

National Institutes of Health

Inspires dialogue on the science of drug and alcohol misuse among youth

March 24-30National Cleaning WeekISSA - The Worldwide Cleaning Industry AssociationCelebrates and honors essential cleaning professionals



Distracted Driving Awareness Month

National Safety Council

More on distracted driving


National Youth Sports Safety Month

Stop Sports Injuries

More on concussion

April 7-9Lifesavers National Conference on Highway SafetyCommunity EventLargest gathering of highway safety professionals in the U.S.

April 6

National Walking Day

US Department of Transportation

Safe walking tips

April 1-7

National Window Safety Week

Window Safety Task Force

Understand the role of windows in escaping a fire or other emergency, and to learn how to safeguard against window falls.

April 1-7

National Public Health Week

American Public Health Association

Recognizes contributions of public health professionals and highlights issues important to improving our nation's health

April 7

World Health Day

World Health Organization

Focuses attention on a specific health topic each year 

April 15-19

National Work Zone Awareness Week

American Traffic Safety Services Association

NSC Work Zone Training

April 22-26

National Playground Safety Week

National Program for Playground Safety

Playground safety tips

April 28

Workers' Memorial Day

American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations

Additional Information



Motorcycle Safety Month

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Motorcycle safety tips


National Bike Month

League of American Bicyclists

Bicycle safety tips


National Electrical Safety Month

Electrical Safety Foundation International

Promotes electrical safety at home and in the workplace


Older Americans Month

Association for Community Living

Driving tips for older adults
Information on older adult falls


Clean Air Month

American Lung Association

More on air quality


Trauma Awareness Month

American Trauma Society

More on concussion


National Water Safety Month

Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, National Recreation & Parks Association, American Red Cross and World Waterpark Association

Water safety tips


National Child Passenger Safety Technician Month

Safe Kids Worldwide

Child passenger safety tips


Healthy Vision Month

National Eye Institute

Focuses on importance of eye health


National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition

Celebrates and promotes physical activity and sports participation


Mental Health Month

Mental Health America

Prioritizing employee mental health


Better Hearing Month

American Academy of Audiology

Raises awareness about hearing and balance disorders, as well as screening, treatment and care


Building Safety Month

International Code Council

Raises awareness about building safety at home, at work and in the community


Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

National Organizations for Youth Safety

Teen safe driving


Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

National Association for Health and Fitness

Promotes the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and employees

May 1
National Heatstroke Prevention Day
National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
Learn more: Kids in hot cars

May 1-5

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Workplace Falls


NSC stands with OSHA on fall safety

May 17

Bike to School Day

National Center for Safe Routes to School

Promotes safe walking and biking to school

May  12-18

National Police Week

National Peace Officers Memorial Service

Remembrance for those who gave their lives in the line of duty and support for their survivors

May 19-25EMS Week
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
Celebrates EMS workers and their important role

May 18-24

National Safe Boating Week

National Safe Boating Council

Boating safety tips



National Safety Month

National Safety Council

Join us in observing National Safety Month as we highlight leading causes of preventable injury and death. 

June 2-8

National Trailer Safety Week

National Association of Trailer Manufacturers

Improve safety of our nation's roadways by raising trailer safety awareness

June 11

National Ride to Work Day

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration




National Fireworks Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America

Fireworks safety tips


Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Promotes awareness of measures drivers can take to reduce and deter vehicle theft



National Immunization Awareness Month

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Employer guidance on vaccines
Flu vaccination facts


Back to School Month

National Safety Council

Get the back-to-school safety checklist


Children's Eye Health & Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America

Awareness and prevention information around eye injuries in children


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Additional impaired driving information

Aug. 4-10Stop on Red WeekNational Coalition for Safer RoadsHighlights importance of road safety education, traffic safety legislation and enforcement
Aug. 14-20Safe+Sound WeekOSHAAdditional information

Aug. 31

International Overdose Awareness Day

Penington Institute

Additional information



National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Workplace impairment information


National Preparedness Month

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Emergency preparedness tips


National Food Safety Education Month

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Focuses on food safety culture, regulations, inspections and practices


Sports Eye Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America

Tips on protecting children from sports-related eye injuries

Sept. 20

Concussion Awareness Day

Brain Injury Association of America

More on concussion

Sept. 15-21

National Farm Safety and Health Week

National Education Center for Agricultural Safety

Focuses on equipment safety, health and wellness in the agriculture sector



National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

The Office of National Drug Control Policy

Employer information on substance use


National Crime Prevention Month

National Crime Prevention Council

Themes include cyber crimes, violent crime, illegal drugs and more


National Protect Your Hearing Month

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Learn how to prevent noise exposure and damage at work

Oct. 14-18

National School Bus Safety Week

National Association for Pupil Transportation

School bus safety tips



Safe Toys & Gifts Month

Prevent Blindness America

Recall look-up


Holiday Season Drunk Driving Campaign

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Information on impaired driving

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