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National Safety Month Public Materials

June 2022

Thank you for participating in National Safety Month! We’re excited to share a month’s worth of free resources with you below. Our insights-based tools will help you create a culture of safety in which everyone – from leaders and safety professionals to each individual worker – plays their part, not just in June but all year long. Check back often for more resources.

This year’s weekly NSM topics include:

Throughout the month, you can help us make workplaces safer for everyone with a donation to our lifesaving mission. Donate to NSC.
 

Through June 1

  1. Resources: Download and review your National Safety Month (NSM) materials below. Start by using the NSM poster (available in English and Spanish) and the NSM icon in your promotions for the month.
  2. Social Media Kit: Help spread the word with ready-to-use social media posts and images from our NEW digital social media kit. This kit makes it easy to share posts and images on your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Be sure to use the hashtag #NSM in all your posts.
  3. Show Your Safety Pride! Choose a day or week to showcase your safety pride with our Go Green for Safety campaign. Encourage your team to dress up in green – the universal color of safety – and hold up our printable Go Green for Safety sign. Capture photos and videos to share in your communications and on social media.

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Go Green for Safety Sign

Go Green for Safety Sign

 

Icon for MSDWeek 1: June 1-11 — Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

  1. MSD Pledge: The MSD Pledge is part of a global movement of employers across industries to transform workplace safety and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, the most common workplace injury. Join the growing movement of employers and innovators committed to reducing MSD risks and creating safer workplace environments, enhancing the physical and psychological wellbeing of workers, and saving costs on workers compensation, disability and absenteeism.

    Companies and organizations who sign the pledge will be invited to attend a new member orientation, exclusive MSD member briefings and will have access to monthly newsletters that feature best practices and case studies, early previews for new resources and promotions for upcoming events.

    Watch a recording of the pledge launch at the Workplace Safety Summit: Business Action to Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries.

  2. Graphic: Use this week’s graphic on your social media channels and in employee communications to get the word out.
  3. Podcast: Listen to the On the Safe Side podcast mini-episode: MSDs. Safety+Health magazine Associate Editors Barry Bottino, Kevin Druley and Alan Ferguson discuss MSDs with NSC experts Lisa Brooks and Ram Maikala.  Listen Now >
  4. Fact Sheet: Help your workers get the facts on this week’s topic to learn what MSD injuries are and how they commonly occur so they can keep an eye out for hazards.
  5. Safety Pro Resources: NSM is a time not just to get safety information to your workers, but to also help build your skills and make your job easier. Check out these resources:

    • Making the Business Case for Safety Innovation report
    • NSC Work to Zero investment calculator, which allows companies to explore the value of eight key safety technologies in saving lives and saving money.

  6. Articles: The Council’s flagship publication, Safety+Health  magazine, provides a wealth of knowledge. Check out the June issue and important topics related to this week like:

    • How to get more from your ergonomics program
    • Online tool designed to identify ‘the right places’ to use workplace exoskeletons
    • My Story: Cathy Sitek

MSD Workplace Safety Summit

New ergonomic technologies can dramatically reduce MSD injuries.

 

Icon for Workplace ImpairmentWeek 2: June 12-18 — Workplace Impairment

  1. Graphic: Continue the momentum by using this week’s graphic, on your social media channels and in employee communications.
  2. Webinar and Podcast: 

    • Register for the Cannabis in the Workplace: Prioritizing Safety Amid Cannabis Legalization Webinar on June 14 at 2 p.m. CT  Register Now >
    • Listen to the On the Safe Side podcast mini-episode: Workplace Impairment. Safety+Health Associate Editor Kevin Druley talks impairment with NSC Impairment Initiative Program Managers Rebecca Martin and Claire Stroer.  Listen Now >

  3. Fact Sheet: Help your workers learn more about this week’s topic with findings from a national employer survey on workplace impairment.
  4. Safety Pro Resources: Build up your skills around impairment and how it’s impacting your workers and your organization’s bottom line:


    • Employer Cost Calculators – substance use, fatigue and mental health
    • Employer Toolkits –  opioids, fatigue and safe driving
    • Impairment Infographic and Cannabis Infographic
    • Impairment Recognition and Response Training for Supervisors
    • Featured Technology Report on Wearables for Fatigue Monitoring
    • Issue Paper on Mental Health and the Workplace 
  5. Articles: The Council’s flagship publication, Safety+Health magazine, provides a wealth of knowledge. Check out the June issue and important topics related to this week like:


    • Opioids and the workforce
    • Safety Leadership: A leader’s role in fostering well-being on the front line
    • My Story: Dominic Pope, CHST

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WEBINAR

Cannabis in the Workplace: Prioritizing Safety Amid Cannabis Legalization Webinar

June 14 - Passcode: 9dp4$DZr

 

Icon for Injury PreventionWeek 3: June 19-25 — Injury Prevention

  1. Graphic: We’ve reached the halfway mark! If you haven’t already participated in a Go Green for Safety day or week, send out an email encourage your workers to share their safety pride by wearing green and taking photos with our printable Go Green for Safety sign. Also, take time to share out this week’s graphic.
  2. Webinar and Podcast: 

    • Work to Zero webinar An Innovative Approach to Saving Lives at Work - June 21. Get the presentation. Watch the Webinar >
    • Listen to the On the Safe side podcast mini-episode: Injury Prevention. NSC Senior Safety Consultant JoAnn Dankert describes injury prevention efforts with Safety+Health Associate Editor Barry Bottino. Listen Now >

  3. Fact Sheet: Help your workers get the facts on this week’s topic and dive into the top three workplace injuries to better understand the risks around them.
  4. Safety Pro Resources: Check out these tools and resources to assist in your efforts to prevent injuries and save lives at your workplace:

    • Work to Zero: Safety Technology Locator Tool, Organizational Readiness Resources, Business Case for Safety Innovation, NSC Work to Zero Investment Calculator, Safety Technology Pilot and Implementation Roadmap paper
    • Visual Literacy Research

  5. Articles: The Council’s flagship publication, Safety+Health magazine, provides a wealth of knowledge. Check out the June issue and important topics related to this week like:

    • Job safety analysis 
    • Situational awareness
    • Combating complacency
    • My Story: Victor Lawe

NSM Graphic - Injury Prevention

WEBINAR

Work to Zero - An Innovative Approach to Saving Lives at Work

June 21

 

Icon for Slips, Trips and FallsWeek 4: June 26-30 — Slips, Trips and Falls

  1. Graphic: Conclude the month with a final employee email or social post showcasing all of your organization’s NSM efforts. Also, include this week’s graphic.
  2. Podcast: Listen to the On the Safe Side podcast mini-episode: Slips, Trips and Falls with Safety+Health Associate Editor Alan Ferguson and NSC Senior Safety Consultant David Consider.  Listen Now >
  3. Fact Sheet: Help your workers get the facts on this week’s topic to better understand the dangers related to falls on the same level and falls from heights.
  4. Safety Pro Resources: Access additional tools and resources to make a greater impact:

    • Falls from Heights Toolkit
    • Featured Technology Report on Drones for Working at Height
    • Driving Down Key Safety Risks with Drones webinar series

  5. Articles: The Council’s flagship publication, Safety+Health magazine, provides a wealth of knowledge. Check out the June issue and important topics related to this week like:

    • Reducing slips, trips and falls
    • Safety at every rung
    • My Story: Bryce Lawlor, CSP

NSM Graphic for Slips, Trips and Falls

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