June is National Safety Month

Join the National Safety Council in observing June as National Safety Month to increase safety awareness. National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.

See the“Poster for the Month” and “Tip Sheets” below pertaining to said topics. 

Poster for the Month
Week #1
Hazard Recognition
What If? If there is a HAZARD and EXPOSURE YOU need a CONTROL in place.
Week #2Falls – Don’t Get Trippped Up
Fall, Slips and Trips are Georgia’s  #1 Injury type with over 1,000 injuries this year, 23% of our Total.  These Claims will end up costing the State nearly $14,000,000. Same level walking is the main problem area.  Walking, don’t take it for granted. 

Did you know National Safety Council has a Ladder Safety App? Find it here:https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/falls/mobileapp.html 

Week #3
To do our jobs effectively, we have to maintain our bodies.  The State of Georgia’s #2 injury is Strains and Sprains.  You have got to get the proper rest before work and driving!

Week #4

Driving injuries are in our top 10 for frequency.  But Driving Injuries costs are in the top 5 injury causes.  Along with costs comes a lot of pain.  50% of the State Employee deaths in 2018 were from auto accidents. 

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