National Safety Month

Jun 5, 2024, 16:10 PM
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June is National Safety Month, the annual campaign from the National Safety Council that encourages everyone to keep each other safe at work and at home. Each week has a different theme that focuses on preventing injuries that are most common and most impactful.

The ReMA Safety Team will provide tips and resources in ReMA’s EHS Newsletter throughout the month to help members and facilities stay safe and help prevent injuries.

Week 1 (June 1 – 7): CPR & AED Awareness. Each year, more than 350,000 EMS-assessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. According to the American Heart Association, about 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.

Week 2 (June 9 –15): Roadway Safety. When was the last time you checked the air pressure on your car’s tires? How about the tread level? Tire-related crashes led to 622 deaths in 2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says. Let’s put the rubber to the road and learn more about tire maintenance.

Week 3 (June 16 – 22): Risk Reduction. Hazards are all around us at work and home, and the threats can take many different forms. It can be a cord stretched over a walkway, a repetitive process, a worksite that is too cold or a burnedout lightbulb on an outside path. A hazard can be defined as any existing or potential condition that, by itself or by interacting with other variables, can result in death, injury, property damage or other loss. That’s why it is so important for all of us to always be on the lookout. If we can identify hazards early, employers can address them, fix them, and prevent injury and illness.

Week 4 (June 23 – 30): Slips, Trips, and Falls. Fall hazards remain a common problem across multiple industries and workplaces. In 2019, worker deaths stemming from slips, trips and falls climbed 11.3% from the previous year, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Meanwhile, OSHA’s standard on fall protection – general requirements (1926.501) has topped the agency’s Top 10 list of most frequently cited standards for 11 consecutive fiscal years.

ReMA’s safety team is ready to help members create a safe workplace year-round. Click here to learn about ReMA safety resources from conferences and webinars to in-person safety advice.

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