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Help Promote Safety During National Safety Month

Every day is a day to keep safe, no argument.

But for one month a year -  June - we make a really big deal about the issue, with the National Safety Council marking National Safety Month.

And we think it's a big enough deal - one that can benefit all Americans - that it's also deserving of a little help with specific suggestions on how you can recognize, and encourage, your employees to be safe, especially in June.  The momentum can help carry those "safe thoughts" and attitudes throughout the year.

A gift card from The Home Depot or Kohl's could be an ideal incentive for a recipient who can use it to pick out just the "right something" that will help keep the focus on safety issues - and put your company in the best possible light for promoting safety.

Safety is an issue that crosses all age boundaries and occupations.  Consider these key facts from the National Safety Council:

  • Drowning is the number one cause of preventable death for children age 1-4.  Takeaway lesson: be sure to watch children when they are playing in or near the water.
  • The number one cause of death in teenagers is car crashes.  Takeaway lesson: keep practicing safe driving habits with your teen.
  • The number one cause of preventable death for older Americans is falls.  Takeaway lesson: install handrails, no-slip mats, and clear path ways.
  • Every day, 107,000 injuries occur in the U.S., with 100 percent of those being preventable.

The overarching message during National Safety Month is "Be Safe for Life."  An incentive give from National Gift Card for The Home Depot or Kohl's can be a great way to bring that message home.