National Safety Month
focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. Observed annually in June, the National Safety Council provides downloadable resources highlighting a different safety topic for each week in June:
• Week 1: Emergency Preparedness
• Week 2: Wellness
• Week 3: Falls
• Week 4: Driving
Below is a list of resources Illinois workNet has that can help workers avoid injuries regardless of where they are:
• National Safety Month
– The National Safety Council provides several resources for you to help raise awareness about safety during the month of June. Read this Illinois workNet article on how you and others can remain safe and engaged.
• Be Safe in Your New Job
– When starting a new job, it’s important to be aware and cautious of equipment you have not previously used. From operating workplace equipment to preparation and clean-up of your workspace, this article covers important safety precautions to keep in mind when on the job.
• Stay Safe and Productive at Work
– Following your company’s safety guidelines is the best way to avoid getting hurt on the job. This article covers safety tips for the workplace so that you and your team can be safe while working on construction projects.
• Technical Skills
– Read up on the different skills required in the industry and how you can keep your skills and performance up to date.
• Do You Need a Work Permit?
– For younger members of the workforce, this article provides information on what jobs require work permits, rules for youths in the workplace, and how to apply for the work permit you will need.
Be sure to attend the National Safety Month webinar hosted by Illinois workNet on June 19th, 2018 at 1pm CT. The webinar will feature a discussion on the weekly themes for this month, safety resources for businesses, best safety practices for the workplace and more. Guest speaker Martin Hernandez of Safety Controls Technology will join Dee Reinhardt to discuss the following topics:
• Safety Captains
• Safety Conversations with Employees
• Safety Resources
• Emergency Preparedness
For more information, go to the National Safety Council’s page on National Safety Month
to gather safety materials and learn how to spread the word to your coworkers, families, and communities.
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