Workplace Safety

Just How Safe Are You?

It’s national safety month during June, so now’s a great time to start thinking about how to be safe – both at home and at work. But what exactly do we mean when we talk about safety? Is it simply knowing how to be prepared in case of an emergency? Or is it understanding how to prevent an injury?

If you check out the National Safety Council (NSC) website, you’ll see that when it comes to safety, there is no one answer. Safety issues range from driving safely to disaster preparedness to slips and falls and beyond. Plus, safety issues vary and broaden over time, and the same safety guidelines for home may also apply at work.

You might be wondering why safety matters to you. Well, according to the most recent NSC report on U.S. injuries, over 26 million people experienced disabling injuries in 2006, and the cost of all classes of injuries that year was $652.1 billion. To help you protect yourself from the physical and financial toll of an injury, this series will provide safety tips you can use on the road, in the office, or out in the heat this summer.

Want more? Check out these 3 First Aid Tips for the Workplace, and be sure to check back for the rest of this series. Have a safety at work question? Leave it in the comments below.