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On the Safe Side podcast: Four special National Safety Month mini episodes

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Each month, the Safety+Health editorial team discusses important safety topics, and interviews leading voices in the profession.

Four special mini episodes focus on National Safety Month, observed every June. Each episode highlights a different weekly theme throughout the month: musculoskeletal disorders; workplace impairment; injury prevention; and slips, trips and falls.

National Safety Month podcasts

Week 1: MSDs

National Safety Council experts Lisa Brooks and Ram Maikala discuss common causes of and potential solutions for MSDs – the leading cause of workplace injuries. MSDs cost billions of dollars each year in workers’ compensation and lost productivity.

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Week 2: Workplace impairment

Rebecca Martin and Claire Stroer, program managers in the impairment practice initiative at NSC, discuss an array of impairment issues that can affect workers, the impact of COVID-19 and how to overcome the stigma of asking for help.

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Week 3: Injury prevention

JoAnn Dankert, senior safety consultant at NSC, describes steps employers and workers can take to help prevent injuries on the job.

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Week 4: Slips, trips and falls

David Consider, a senior safety consultant at NSC, shares his insights on protecting workers from falls; offers recommendations for employers and workers; and explains the importance of planning and training to prevent slips, trips and falls.

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