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June National Safety Month

National Safety Council

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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:

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Get the Word Out

  Sample Tweets

Write down the poison control number (1-800-222-1222) and keep it in a safe place.

Health Tip: First aid can be fun. Sign up for a local first aid class with a family member or friend: http://rdcrss.org/NfjFTC

First aid is part of planning for an emergency. Find out what you can do to keep your family safe: http://1.usa.gov/14zsYsE

Find out how you can protect your family from lead: http://1.usa.gov/14zsYsE

Remodeling or repairing your house? Renovate right with lead-safe work practices. More info from @EPAgov: http://1.usa.gov/qC48N

Take steps to protect your child from lead poisoning: http://1.usa.gov/Xai3yB

More than 1 in 3 older adults will fall each year. Take steps to prevent falls: http://1.usa.gov/Xln77u

About half of all falls happen at home. Use this prevention checklist to stay safe: http://1.usa.gov/qCVfbm

All types of jobs – even desk jobs – can lead to injuries. Take steps to stay safe at work: http://1.usa.gov/YAR6GC

  Web Badge

Add this free Web badge to your Web site, blog, or social networking profile to show your support for National Safety Month.

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Get Involved

Home Safety Month: 5 Ways to Take Action

  1. Partner with a local fire station to host an information session on what families can do to prepare for emergencies.
  2. Encourage your employees to celebrate 100 years of safety by making a safety pledge.
  3. Sign up to receive free National Safety Month materials.
  4. Invite a nurse or someone from the public health department to speak about preventing slips, trips, and falls.
  5. 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 info@nsg.org for more information and materials.

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