Organize an Event

Organizing an event is a great way to promote safety in your community. NSC offers guidance and resources for you to host an Overdose Awareness Day event or Surviving an Active Shooter Event training, plus there are many opportunities around National Safety Month each June.

Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on Aug. 31 each year. There are many ways you can get involved to raise awareness of overdose and remember those who have been lost. The intended message is that overdose deaths are preventable.

Downloadable resource materials and support can be found at OverdoseDay.com.

Here's a look at how the National Safety Council marked the day in 2017.

Active Shooter Training

Community leaders are encouraged to partner with NSC to teach Surviving an Active Shooter Event in their communities.

The two-hour course covers how active shooter situations unfold, how to be situationally aware and what actions to take to improve your odds of survival. Here's how you can offer training in your community.

Celebrate National Safety Month in June

National Safety Month focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. NSC provides lots of downloadable resources highlighting a different safety topic for each week in June.

For 2018, the topics are:

  • Week 1: Emergency Preparedness
  • Week 2: Wellness
  • Week 3: Falls
  • Week 4: Driving

Sign up here to get the free materials and get started sharing the safety message.