The Champion

June is National Safety Month

Slide4Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to get involved and participate in National Safety Month. NSM is an annual observance to educate and influence behaviors around leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.

This year’s theme, “Safety Starts with Me,” was inspired by the pillar of Leadership and Employee Engagement from the Journey to Safety Excellence. Successful organizations engage everyone in safety and create a culture where people feel a personal responsibility not only for their own safety, but for that of their coworkers, family and friends. While leadership from the top is important, creating a culture where there is a sense of ownership of safety by all, makes everyone in the organization a safety leader.

Each week in June carries a theme that brings attention to critical safety issues.

2013 Weekly Themes

Week 1: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
Week 2: Employee Wellness
Week 3: Emergency Preparedness
Week 4: Ergonomics

Bonus Topics:

  • Summer Safety
  • Driving Safety

If you are interested in doing some “employee awareness” during the month of June, this would be an excellent opportunity. Here is a link to some great materials that are free of charge from the Council: http://www.nsc.org/NatlSftyMonth/publicnsm.html.

Upcoming MSF Safety Workshops
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June 3 –   Bozeman
June 4 –   Butte
June 5 –   Great Falls
June 9 –   Helena
June 11 – Miles City
June 12 – Billings
June 18 – Kalispell
June 19-  Missoula

Upcoming SafetyFestMT 
Butte: June 2-4, 2015
Billings: November 16-20, 2015