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National Safety Month Shines a Spotlight on Your Well-being

From the President's Desk: 

Sunny days, blue skies, and a warm breezes are just some of the reasons we absolutely love June. It's a time for relaxation, family gatherings, and making memories that will last a lifetime. But here at the Safety Council, it’s also the official kick-off of National Safety Month. Each year, we use this event as a time to actively raise awareness across the Southeast as we highlight safety practices that can protect ourselves and others from harm.

Throughout the month, SCNSC & NSC will explore four different themes, each highlighting crucial aspects of safety. Please join us this month in promoting these important safety topics so we can amplify our messages and save lives in the Southeast.

Be Ready, Be Resilient

Week 1: Emergency Preparedness
In the first week, our focus is on emergency preparedness, a fundamental pillar of safety. We'll delve into the importance of creating emergency plans, assembling supplies, and knowing what to do in case of unforeseen disasters. Being prepared can make a life-saving difference.

Watch Your Step

Week 2: Slips, Trips, and Falls
Week two is all about slips, trips, and falls. These seemingly minor accidents can lead to severe injuries. We'll explore the common causes of these incidents and share practical tips to prevent them. By keeping our surroundings clean, using appropriate footwear, and maintaining good posture, we can significantly reduce the risk of these accidents.

Chill Out

Week 3: Heat-Related Illness
As temperatures rise to dangerous levels in South Carolina & Georgia, it's vital to understand the dangers of heat-related illnesses. In week three, we'll discuss the various types of heat-related illnesses, their warning signs, and effective strategies to stay cool. From staying hydrated to seeking shade, we'll equip you with the knowledge to protect yourself and others during scorching summer days.

Spot Danger Before It Strikes

Week 4: Hazard Recognition
The final week of National Safety Month highlights hazard recognition, a critical skill that can save lives. We'll explore how to identify potential dangers in our surroundings and take proactive measures to minimize risks. By sharpening our hazard recognition skills, we create a safer environment for ourselves and those around us.

National Safety Month serves as a reminder that safety should be a top priority in our lives. Follow our social media channels @scnsc to join the conversation, and sign-up for our newsletter to get the latest tips and resources. Let's embrace this month as an opportunity to make safety a habit and build a safer future for all. We can’t do it alone - safety starts with you!

Your Partner in Safety,

Todd Buehrig
President & CEO

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