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Recognizing National Safety Month

By Crystal Newton on Jun 1st, 2015 04:01 AM

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June is National Safety Month and Kentuckians can do plenty to get involved and make a difference. Whether you are a full-time worker, a parent or student, you can do something to improve the safety of your living or working environments. Each June, people around the world invest a little time and effort improve the safety of their home and working spaces. Improving safety makes you feel better about your surroundings and also has a positive impact on your life as well as those of others.

National Safety Month means that it is time to take note of how we can improve our well-being. Take a look around and see what needs repairs. It might be time to fix a broken step, install some lights in the poorly lit hallway, clean out the old medications from your medicine cabinet or just declutter your living space for a safer environment. Decluttered environments prevent accidents, which is what National Safety Month is all about. It is sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC) with the aim of reducing injuries and accidental deaths. Each week of June is dedicated to the publicizing of a unique safety risk to expose the public to the wide variety of dangers that are commonly found in homes and offices across the globe.

You might be surprised at some of the common safety and health risks of your home and working environment that are easily overlooked. One of the top accidents at work is slips and falls. Check all of your aisles, walkways and stairs to ensure that they are free of clutter. Wipe up spills right after they occur. Stairways should have handrails and any loose stair coverings or broken stairs should be immediately reported to maintenance. Take a close look at areas that have caused falls in the past and consider applying non-skid floor coatings or slip-resistant mats.

Follow these simple tips and be on the lookout for items at home or at work that might be a danger. Make June the best month out of the year. Take this time to inspect your living and working spaces for any potential problems that could cause accidents and injuries. You would be surprised at just how much of an impact you can make by adding safeguards to your home and workplace. You will inspire family members and co-workers to act in a similarly mindful manner and you might even save a life in the process.


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