It’s nearly June, and that means it’s almost National Safety Month. The National Safety Council spearheads this effort to reduce those leading causes of injuries and fatalities on the job, on the road, and in the home. Each week in June focuses on a different facet of safety—emergency preparedness, wellness, falls, and driving—and it’s a great time to revitalize your safety efforts—we can all use a refresher course when it comes to staying safe out there.
Preparing for the unexpected is an important component of safety, whether it be at work, on the road, or at home. The National Safety Council forwards several important preparedness tips:
- Familiarize yourself with the kind of natural disasters common to your area, and prepare for them.
- Create emergency kits for your home, workplace, and vehicles.
- Implement a home emergency plan with your family, and revisit this plan frequently.
- Learn the emergency plan at work, and actively participate in all safety drills.
- Learn and practice first aid techniques and CPR for both children and adults—you could help save a life.
- Change the batteries in every smoke alarm in your house at least once a year.
We live hectic lives that just seem to keep getting busier, and that’s why it’s important to occasionally take time out and refocus on your continued wellness:
- Build more exercise into your day by taking the stairs and fitting a walk in during the work hours.
- Get involved in wellness programs on the job.
- Refresh your body and mind by taking regular breaks throughout the day.
- Don’t neglect regular medical checkups, and discuss healthy sleep, nutrition, and physical fitness options with your healthcare professional.
- Pay attention to your sleep. Sleep deprivation can be dangerous—at work, at home, and on the road.
Falls may not strike fear in the hearts of most people, but it’s important to recognize that falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injury-related fatalities (the number one cause for those who are 65 and older). The National Safety Council shares several fall-prevention tips:
- Get rid of clutter in your home and workplace—especially in walkways and stairwells.
- Use nightlights in your halls and bathrooms.
- Wear comfortable, well-fitting footwear.
- Don’t walk distracted—put away your smartphone.
When you are behind the wheel of a vehicle, you inherit an enormous responsibility, and the National Safety Council highlights some important rules for staying safe when you hit the road:
- Make sure not to drive if you are impaired by alcohol, drugs, or sleep deprivation.
- Don’t drive while distracted—concentrate on the critical task of driving safely and put away your smartphone.
- Check to make sure everyone in the vehicle is buckled up every single time.
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