Safety is important every single day, but safety awareness is
particularly prominent during the month of June thanks to National
Safety Month. National Safety Month is dedicated to promoting safe
driving, safety classes and other useful tools available to the public.
The National Safety Council joins together each June, and they encourage
various organizations and businesses to participate in National Safety
Each year, the National Safety Council
creates different themes for each
week in June. In 2012, the weekly themes are Employee Wellness,
Ergonomics, Prevention and Driving Safety. There has been a big emphasis
on safe driving over the last several years, and the National Safety
Council is using this month to make people aware of safety classes and
Car accidents related to cell phone usage, alcohol abuse and more have
been skyrocketing lately. Many people are involved in accidents because
they are unaware of the serious dangers that are involved with careless
driving. National Safety Month focuses heavily on teaching people to
drive safely. There are many resources available for people to learn
about safety while driving
On the National Safety Month website, visitors are encouraged to pledge
to drive without using their cell phone. Many people drive while talking
or text messaging on their cell phones; this is one of the most common
causes of fatal accidents. The website features free online training
opportunities for parents, drivers and more. There are also National
Safety Month posters available that encourage people to drive safely. In
addition to posters, employers can download a variety of free resources
to give out to employees. These valuable resources include a Driving
Safety Fact Sheet, a Driving Safety 5-Minute Talk, a Driving Safety
Article and a fun crossword puzzle about safety.
The National Safety Month website also provides a list of statistics and
additional resources that anyone can take advantage of. On the Safe
Driving Week page, visitors can read statistics about car accidents
involving cell phones. For example, 77% of drivers admit to answering
their phones while driving, and 41% admit to making calls while driving.
Both of these tasks are very dangerous, and a NSC webinar is available
to help educate people on these startling statistics.
Additional resources on the website include a video series about distracted driving
, a distracted driving report and other various tools
for employers. National Safety Month is a valuable time to learn
essential information about driving safe.