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Safety First: Celebrating National Safety Month in the Workplace

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Sponsored by the National Safety Council, June commemorates National Safety Month. This is a great time to address safety issues with your company and celebrate the importance of safety in the workplace. Below are ideas to help your company team observe this significant occasion.

  • Offer CPR training for your entire team. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training is a useful tool in all aspects of life incase of an emergency, but it provides an extra level of safety and security within your office should the unfortunate event arise.
  • Develop an employee wellness program. Employee wellness programs are often implemented within businesses as a way to decrease insurance premiums. However, they can also be used to encourage your team to enjoy a healthy and safer lifestyle. Safety in terms of health is too often overlooked, so it is important to include this in your National Safety Month celebration.
  • Go over safety precautions with your entire team. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to safety plans within your company. Therefore, hold a meeting with the entire team to go over safety items such as Fire Escape Plans, Fire Extinguisher Locations, Tornado Plans and other safety precautions.
  • Offer job-specific safety refreshment courses. If your employees’ occupations are predisposed to safety risk factors, it is important to offer refresher courses on how to stay safe at work. Not only does this protect your employees from dangerous risks within their field, it ultimately protects your company from potential law suits and Workers’ Compensation payouts.

Employees are a crucial part of a company’s operations, and keeping them safe should be a top priority of business leaders. Celebrate National Safety Month to remind every employee of the importance of safety, both at work and in their daily lives.

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