June is National Safety Awareness Month where the National Safety Council (NSC) and thousands of other organizations across North America participate in various safety awareness campaigns. For their 2015 campaign, the NSC started the #ilivefor campaign, which encourages workers to share what is most important to them, what they live for.
The NSC engages the community by asking workers, companies, and organizations to share their stories, and create an interactive safety community. In addition to the "What I Live For" campaign, the NSC also provides various different safety resources for the month. Though members receive additional benefits, free downloadable resources are available for all.
It is the mission of NSC to promote safety and prevent injuries and deaths both in the home and on the job. Therefore, the NSC provides focus topics on a variety of subjects including prescription pain killer abuse, transportation safety, emergency preparedness, ergonomics, and slips, trips and falls.
There are a variety of different ways to participate during National Safety Month including:
- Host a special safety meeting or safety moment
- Put an ad in your monthly newsletter
- Connect on Twitter using the hashtag #ilivefor and #nationalsafetymonth
- Use free NSC safety resources during the month of June