June is also National Safety Month
Safety Is No Accident
National Safety Month is a critical opportunity to focus on preventative education at home and at work. Adhering to good common sense is an active process. It starts with being mindful of everyday activities that can lead to serious accidents and injuries. In the end, workplace safety is the responsibility of everyone.
Refrain from talking or texting on your cell phone while driving.
Safe drivers are always defensive, watching out for obstacles and other drivers in every situation.
Practice proper safety by disinfecting surfaces, washing your hands thoroughly, and wearing protective equipment when applicable.
Be aware of potential tripping hazards, such as clutter and cords.
Don't ignore the importance of an ergonomic workstation. Your feet should reach the ground, arms resting on a wrist rest when typing, and your chairs should provide good lumbar support.
Avoid heat-related illness by staying hydrated. Drink water every 15 minutes, even if you're not thirsty. Rest in the shade and wear protective clothing and a hat.
Avoid injuries due to improper lifting techniques by keeping your back straight with your body centered over your feet, pull your stomach in firmly, and pull object or person close to you. To turn, move your feet, never twist your back.
You know what they say....It's better to be safe than sorry!