June is safety month – celebrating 100 years of promoting a safer world.

It’s June again. The weather is beautiful (and even unpredictable in certain parts and at certain times). We’re in the midst of summer. And with all things June – we have one more crucial factor to consider – Safety. June is National Safety Month (as promoted by the National Safety Council) and this year’s theme is “Safety starts with me.” This year’s safety promotion is not just based on Safety being adopted by the company leaders and trickling top down, but for everyone in their organizations to be safety leaders in their own right.

We recently talked about staying safe in unpredictable weather.  Now is the time to look at all other uncertainties and plan for contingencies. Talking and thinking about safety will help us reevaluate our processes and procedures and see how we can make everyone and everything safer. Let’s commit time and energy to securing our personnel and property.

Check out the NSC website for interesting weekly themes that focus on critical safety issues – http://www.nsc.org/nsc_events/Nat_Safe_Month/Pages/home.aspx

Safety Starts with me

Spread the word about important safety issues via social media. The National Safety Council has developed messages to share with your friends via social media. Check out these messages – http://www.nsc.org/nsc_events/Nat_Safe_Month/Documents/NSM%202013%20Social%20Media.pdf

Fun Facts about June: National Safety Month

June has the longest day of the year – Summer Solstice on June 21st.

Fathers Day: Third week of June

Flag Day: June 14th

June Birthstones: Pearl, Moonstone, Alexandrite

June Flower: Honeysuckle, Rose

Astrological Signs: Gemini (May 21 – June 20) and Cancer (June 21 – July 2)