National Safety Month 2017

June is National Safety Month, an opportunity to help prevent unnecessary injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities.

This year, the theme Keep Each Other Safe highlights the important roles we all have, not only in our own safety but the safety of our colleagues, friends, and family.

NIOSH is teaming up with the National Safety Council (NSC) to highlight information to help encourage discussion and participation over the next month. Spread the word about National Safety Month to your family, friends, and co-workers. Download materials highlighting each of the four safety topics from the NSC website, and share them widely to help others be aware of risks and to stay safe – for a lifetime.

In their blog, NIOSH  states that U.S. workplaces are increasingly becoming more sedentary, where workers may spend much of their day sitting. This can lead to negative health effects, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risks. The NIOSH Total Worker Health program has more information and potential solutions in their new publication, Using Total Worker Health® Concepts to Reduce the Health Risks from Sedentary Work.