The National Safety Council (NSC) and many other organizations are celebrating National Safety Month during the month of June. What are you doing to improve the safety of your people and property?

The best way to reduce injuries at work, at home, on the road, and in our communities is through education about common risk factors, such as fatigue, or tripping hazards. NSC provides a robust tool kit of downloadable resources highlighting a different safety topic each week during the month of June.

If you’re thinking to yourself that your employees won’t want to sit through a boring presentation about safety, you’re probably right. It’s time to get creative and have some fun while spreading the word about safety.

First, visit the NSC’s National Safety Month website to download helpful safety materials. Non-members can download posters, tip sheets, family activities, and social media graphics. If you’re a member of NSC, you also have access to videos, and 5-Minute Safety talks, in addition to all the materials available to the general public.

With these materials, consider doing some of the following activities to educate and spread the safety word:

  • Post safety tips and awareness on social media, and use #NSM.
  • Encourage your team to take the SafeAtWork pledge.
  • Hold a weekly safety trivia contest with prizes for the winners.
  • Include safety tips in your newsletter, blog posts, or weekly emails to your employees.
  • Hold a safety fair in the evening or on the weekend, and invite employees and their families. You may want to open it up to your local community. Post photos from the event on social media. Don’t forget to use #NSM on your posts!
  • Make a game for employees to identify hazards (such as tripping) where they work and live. Give prizes to everyone who identifies a hazard.

Spreading awareness about common safety hazards will help prevent injuries and save lives in your workplace and your community. To learn more about the resources that NSC offers on safety topics, visit the NSC’s National Safety Month website.