June is National Safety Month

No it isn’t National Safety Inc. safety month, it’s National Safety Month as emphasized by the National Safety Council (NSC).

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Each week this month is going to focus on a different aspect of safety:

  • Week 1: Stand Up to Falls
  • Week 2: Recharge to Be In Charge (Focusing on Fatigue)
  • Week 3: Prepare for Active Shooters
  • Week 4: Don’t Just Sit There (Focusing on Ergonomics)
  • Member-exclusive Bonus Week: Road Safety for Workers

Download resources and more at http://www.nsc.org/act/events/Pages/national-safety-month.aspx


NSC Wants Workplace Policies for Painkiller Use

From the National Safety Council website:

“A new report by the National Safety Council examines recent court decisions in which injured workers died from an overdose of pain medications.

This report identifies:

– When opioid-related overdose is compensable.

– How to protect your injured workers from potential dangers of opioid pain medications.

– How employers can reduce the risk of compensable costs associated with opioid use or related to opioid use.

After sign-up, you will receive an email from customerservice@nsc.org with a link to view and download the report. If you do not receive the email within a few minutes, first check your junk mail folder or email us at rxsafety@nsc.org. Sometimes our emails get blocked or caught by your spam filter. Remember to add this email address to your safe sender list through your email provider to avoid updates being blocked or going to your junk mail.”

Download the report


NSC Declares War on Opiates

Did you know…
That since 1999 deaths because of opiates has quadrupled?
That 45 people die every day from overdoses and misuse of opiates?
That the number of deaths from opiates is twice as much as the number of deaths from Heroin and Cocaine combined?
That 60% of those who abuse painkillers are employed full-time?

The National Safety Council is responding to this alarming trend. Have a look at their Youtube video:

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Nine CEOs Recognized by NSC for Commitment to Safety

The National Safety Council (NSC) has recognized nine CEOs for 2015 for their commitment to safety. This recognition is part of the NSC “Journey to Safety Excellence“. The nine CEOs were said to really “Get It”

The list of the nine CEOs is:

 

Read the NSC press release



June is National Safety Month

No, it’s not National Safety Inc month, it’s National Safety Month. What is National Safety Month?

From the National Safety Council website:

“NSM is an annual observance to educate and influence behaviors around the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. Each week carries a theme that brings attention to critical safety issues.”

The 2012 Weekly themes are:
Week 1: Employee wellness and PALA+ Challenge
Week 2: Ergonomics
Week 3: Preventing slips, trips and falls
Week 4: Driving safety

Follow the above links or go to the NSC National Safety Month page for free online training, a 2012 NSM planner and more.


Go to Work, it’s safer!

We spend a lot more time, on this blog, talking about workplace safety. That is partly, of course because it’s what National Safety, Inc is all about. We provide safety equipment geared primarily for individuals in the workplace.

The truth is, however, that you are 11 times more likely to get killed or seriously injured in your home than you are in the workplace.

These statistics from the National Safety Council:

Americans are safer at work than they are at home – 11 times safer.

At work:

  • 4,988 on-the-job deaths
  • 3.7 million on-the-job disabling injuries
  • $164.7 billion in on-the-job costs to society

Off work:

  • 3,200 off-the-job deaths
  • 9.4 million off-the-job disabling injuries
  • $240.3 billion in off-the-job costs to society

 

When you add friends and families into the equation there are a staggering 72,600 deaths that take place in homes and in the community from unintentional injuries, as well as over 20,200,000 disabling injuries, affecting 112 million households, costing Americans over $251.9 billion.

These injuries are from:

  • falls, especially among adults 65 and older
  • drivers who are distracted while texting or using their cell phones
  • inexperienced teen drivers
  • poisonings especially from unintentional drug overdose from painkillers or other prescription drugs
  • sports injuries
  • overexertion
  • choking
  • drowning
  • and many more incidents that we never intended to happen

If you want to do something about it, check out the NSC Safety & Health Facts Sheets. Some are available to members only, others are available to anyone. Either way, there’s plenty there to keep you busy.


June is National Safety Month

No, not National Safety, Inc. month, though that would be nice J but rather National Safety Month as designated by the National Safety Council (nsc.org/nsm).

Each week of this month has a different emphasis:

Week 1 (6/1 – 6/6) – Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention

Week 2 (6/7 – 6/13) – Teen Driving Safety

Week 3 (6/14 – 6/20) – Preventing Overexertion at Work & at Home

Week 4 (6/21 – 6/27) – Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving

Week 5 (6/28 – 6/30) – Summer Safety

 

Go to http://www.nsc.org/nsc_events/Nat_Safe_Month/Pages/home.aspx and click on the links on the left side of the page by week. You’ll find free downloadable Posters and Tip Sheets for every week’s themes as well as statistics and information relating to the topic of the week.

While you’re there, have a look around at all the other resources available.