National Safety Month

National Safety Council

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Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is 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 time to raise awareness about important safety issues like:

  • Preventing poisonings
  • Driving, biking, and working safely
  • 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:

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Get the Word Out

  Sample Tweets

It’s National Safety Month! Learn how you can protect your child from injury: http://bit.ly/2p2Ocy7 #NSM

Prescription drugs are one the most commonly misused substances by Americans age 14 and older. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1UnsrBe #NSM

Check the expiration date on your medicines – and if they’re out of date, get rid of them! Get more safety tips: https://bit.ly/1WmzoYV #NSM

#DYK? About half of all falls happen at home. Use this checklist to make your house safer: https://bit.ly/2EDugZO #NSM

Riding bikes is a great way to #GetActive during National Safety Month. Use these tips to stay safe on your bike: https://bit.ly/2iouqP5 #NSM

Texting while driving is dangerous – and it might be illegal in your state. Look up your state’s distracted driving laws: http://bit.ly/2megxDC #NSM

Safety tip: Add the poison control number (1-800-222-1222) to your cell phone. http://bit.ly/2ncQFcO #NSM

Learning first aid can be fun! Sign up for a local first aid class with a family member or friend: http://rdcrss.org/1oFU5M8 #NSM

All types of jobs – even desk jobs – can lead to injuries. Take steps to stay safe at work: https://bit.ly/2yIGin0 #NSM

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Get Involved

Take action to increase awareness about safety issues.

  1. Partner with a local high school to host an information session on the risks of distracted driving.
  2. Encourage your employees to take the SafeAtWork pledge.
  3. Sign up to get free National Safety Month materials.
  4. Invite a nurse or an employee from your local public health department to speak to your organization about preventing slips, trips, and falls.
  5. Host a speaker series at your local library where public health and safety experts can discuss injury prevention with community members.

Adapted from the National Safety Council.
For more information and materials, contact the National Safety Council at customerservice@nsc.org.

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