Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. But there are many things people can do to stay safe and prevent injuries.
Make a difference: Spread the word about ways to reduce the risk of injuries. Encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards.
How can National Safety Month make a difference?
We can all use this month to raise awareness about important safety issues like:
- Medication safety and prescription painkiller abuse
- Driving, biking, and working safely
- First aid and emergency preparedness
- Preventing slips, trips, and falls
Everyone can get involved in reducing the risk of injuries. Together, we can share information about steps people can take to protect themselves and others.
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
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) E-cards
Take action to increase awareness about safety issues.
- Partner with a local high school to host an information session on the risks of distracted driving.
- Encourage your employees to take the SafeAtWork pledge.
- Sign up to receive free National Safety Month materials.
- Invite a nurse or someone from your local 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.
For more information and materials, contact the National Safety Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.