On 1 June 2019 the United States Army will join the National Safety Council in celebrating National Safety Month. Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing the leading causes of preventable injuries, illnesses, and deaths. The Army remains focused on saving lives and preventing injuries and illnesses by raising awareness on motor vehicle mishaps, fatigue management, identification of hazards in Army workplaces, and impairment impacts. With your help, we will enhance safety in our communities, on the road, and at work.

Safety is a key part of everyone's role in the Army. Ensuring safe work environments and management oversight, providing tools and training for Soldiers and Civilians is an integral part of our everyday mission. Together these elements are part of a greater safety and occupational health management system - one which aims to continuously identify hazards and reduce risks to an acceptable level, thus lessening the likelihood of an incident occurring on the job. Each individual has a responsibility to ensure their own safety, as well as the safety of their co-workers, to get the job done.

By making the right choices today, our Army will remain the world's premier military force. Please take the time to find out what the Army is doing for National Safety Month 2019 (https://safety.army.mil). I encourage you to participate in all of the National Safety Month events and to do your part to help maintain our warfighting readiness mission - the Army depends on it!