June - National Safety Month
May 20, 2014
June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death.
National Safety Month coincides with the beginning of summer, historically the deadliest time of year for Soldiers off duty.
While much effort will be put into awareness during June, senior Army leaders urge all members of the Army Family to remember safety is a day-to-day commitment and responsibility.
The National Safety Council celebrates National Safety Month as a time to bring attention to key safety issues. As we move into summer, please view the links provided on this page and join the Council and our Army Family across the globe and reduce risk of the following safety issues:
• Week 1 (2 - 6 June): Prevent prescription drug abuse
Prescription painkiller abuse is a rising epidemic and can greatly impact the workplace.
• Week 2 (9 - 13 June): Stop slips, trips and falls
Walking surfaces can be unpredictable. Whether it's a change in elevation or brutal weather, always be proactive in preventing slips, trips and falls.
• Week 3 (16 - 20): Summer Safety - Be aware of your surroundings
Everyone enjoys a little bit of summer fun, but it's always important to monitor the weather conditions in extreme heat - especially if you plan on being outside.
• Week 4 (23 - 27): Put an end to distracted driving
Cell phone use while driving has become an unfortunate part of our culture, but is a very dangerous activity that shouldn't be considered a necessity - business or otherwise.