Editor's Note: What do you live for?

May 22, 2015

As I looked over the pages of this month’s issue, I noticed a frequent theme in both the news briefs and the feature articles: “more needs to be done.” From mine safety statistics and academic laboratory safety practices to remarks about Workers Memorial Day, we’re constantly reminded that even one worker injury or death is too many.

Even though safety is a 365-days-a-year endeavor, it’s still important to establish observances that put a brighter spotlight on worker safety and health. That’s why the National Safety Council recognizes June as National Safety Month.

This year’s theme is “What I live for.” It offers an opportunity to reflect on the people and things in our lives that have special meaning to us, and how they would be affected by an injury or death.

NSC has a webpage dedicated to National Safety Month. Visit and register to receive free materials aimed at keeping you, your colleagues, and your family and friends safe and healthy. Additionally, if you’re on social media, follow NSC on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ throughout the month.

And whatever it is you live for, I hope you’ll take some time both during June and every day to think about it. Be safe.