Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: This month and every month

June is National Safety Month. First announced in 1996, the annual observance encourages everyone “to help keep each other safe, from the workplace to anyplace.”

Every year, the National Safety Council creates themes for each week. The 2022 themes are:
Week 1 – Musculoskeletal disorders
Week 2 – Workplace impairment
Week 3 – Injury prevention
Week 4 – Slips, trips and falls

In this issue of Safety+Health, we’re featuring a special edition of our Safety Tips section based on some of the new materials NSC has put together for National Safety Month. Want more? Go to nsc.org/nsm and sign up to receive other resources as they become available.

In addition, S+H’s own Barry Bottino, Kevin Druley and Alan Ferguson will host special mini-podcasts – one for each week of the observance – on top of our regular “On the Safe Side” podcast. Have a listen and let us know what you think!

If you’re a member of NSC, you’ll receive even more for National Safety Month. Tip sheets, fact sheets, safety talks, webinars and posters are just some of the content you can use to put together a special event at your workplace.

NSC and the S+H team believe that even though worker safety is a year-round endeavor, it’s important to take time in June to raise awareness about it – and to tip our hats to occupational safety pros and the noble work they willingly take on. Thanks for everything you do this month, and every month, to keep people healthy and injury-free.

Melissa J. Ruminski The opinions expressed in “Editor’s Note” do not necessarily reflect those of the National Safety Council or affiliated local Chapters.

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