How is Carter Mario Law Firm like the National Safety Council (NSC)? We are both always thinking about how we can help improve the safety of the people in our communities, which is part of our CarterCares initiative. If you want to join us in helping keep more people safe in day-to-day situations, then there is no better time to start than right now because June is National Safety Month, hosted by the NSC.
Each month, the NSC announces the next safety campaign, which usually has a specific focus like May being Motorcycle Awareness Month. But June is considered the parent safety campaign of all others because it has a broader approach to safety in all forms and situations.
For June 2022, National Safety Month will have four individual weekly safety campaign topics:
- Musculoskeletal disorders: Thousands upon thousands of Americans suffer new or worsening musculoskeletal disorders each year, many of which are related to work injuries or hazards. If your work gives you muscle and joint aches, then it could be a sign that a serious condition is forming. Please take it seriously, speak to your employer, and see a doctor.
- Workplace impairment: During the height of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there was a significant increase in the number of Americans who felt burnt out by their jobs. This National Safety Month, the NSC is asking everyone to learn how they can take better care of themselves and their employees to reduce workplace stress. Feeling exhausted at work is not just frustrating, it can be downright dangerous, after all.
- Injury prevention: Knowing how to identify commonplace hazards and a bit of first aid knowledge can go a long way in preventing serious injuries in and out of the workplace. When injury prevention is everyone’s priority, we all get to live a little bit safer.
- Slips, trips, and falls: It might be surprising, but accidental slips or trips are the second-leading cause of accidental fatalities across the country, only eclipsed by car accidents. You can learn simple techniques that help stop accidental slips in your home or workplace. Something as simple as checking the screws on a handrail every once in a while can make an improvement in safety.
To learn more about all the ways you can stay safe and promote safety this National Safety Month, you can click here to visit the official NSC website. If you’d like to talk to a member of Carter Mario Law Firm in Connecticut about a personal injury case, then you can always call us at (203) 806-9256 or fill out an online contact form. Thank you.