Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages, and the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. When people practice safe behaviors, they can help prevent injuries – and even death.
Make a difference: This month, spread the word about strategies for staying safe. Encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
How can National Safety Month make a difference?
We can all use this month to raise awareness about important safety issues like:
- Slips and falls
- Workplace and employee safety
- Emergency preparedness
Together, we can share information about key steps people can take to protect themselves and their families.
How can I help spread the word?
We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference! This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
Get the Word Out
Add this free Web badge to your Web site, blog, or social networking profile to show your support for National Safety Month.
Home Safety Month: 5 Ways to Take Action
- Partner with a local fire station to host an information session on what families can do to prepare for emergencies.
- Encourage your employees to celebrate 100 years of safety by making a safety pledge.
- Sign up to receive free National Safety Month materials.
- Invite a nurse or someone from the public health department to speak about preventing slips, trips, and falls.
- Host a speaker series at your local library with public health and safety experts to discuss safety in your community.
Adapted from The National Safety Council.
Contact the National Safety Council at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and materials.