National Safety Month

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:

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.External Link: You are leaving healthfinder.gov
  3. Sign up to get free National Safety Month materials.External Link: You are leaving healthfinder.gov
  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.

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