Over the last few years, workplace deaths have increased dramatically. Within the last decade, 2019 had the highest amount of recorded fatal workplace incidents, with over 5,333 deaths.
The National Safety Council (NSC) works to observe and promote important safety topics throughout the month of June. This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month. As a nonprofit organization the National Safety Council works to keep people safe while on and off the job—no matter the industry.
Four weeks of topics are chosen that highlight topics to decrease workplace risk. Last year many of the topics focused around COVID-19. Keeping that topic in mind the NSC had chosen the following four topics for June 2021.
Week 1: “Prevent Incidents Before They Start”
Risks can be prevented. Week 1 shows how hazards can be reduced on the jobsite by simply identifying risks and being proactive regarding safety measures.
Week 2: “Address Ongoing COVID-19 Safety Concerns”
Week 2 highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic is still playing an important part in safety planning especially the return to physical workspaces, mental health, and much more.
Week 3: “It’s Vital to Feel Safe on the Job”
Danella’s Stop Work Authority enables our employees the ability to stop work if they feel unsafe. Week 3 emphasizes how cultivating this inclusive safety culture can take time, especially as new crew members are added to teams. Not only is it important to focus on physical safety but psychological safety as well.
Week 4: “Advance Your Safety Journey”
Continually working to improve your safety plan, culture, etc. is a process. Improvements can take time whether organizationally or personally. Week 4 will help provide guidance on a path forward for organizations working to advance their safety goals.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary, NSC has put together a special campaign to honor those that keep us safe—our safety professionals! Thank you to Danella’s safety team for their work day in and day out to help our crews prevent risks and feel safe on the job.
Learn more about the 25th Anniversary celebration and donate to the cause by clicking here.