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National Safety Month: Ways to Keep Your Community Protected

National Safety Month is celebrating its 25th anniversary this June. The month is dedicated to helping keep each other safe in the workplace. However, for a lot of people in the post-pandemic business world, home is now their workplace, too.

Take this time as an opportunity to make a difference in either your work, home or community. Identify risks around you, in any space, and help reduce the risk of avoidable injuries. What’s more? This doesn’t have to be so hard! Follow the tips and tricks below to start.

Report repairs as needed: If at work, call building management when you suspect something is broken or needs maintenance. If at home, do your best to resolve the situation. Be sure to contact a professional if you are unable to fix the problem yourself.

Hold drills at both work and home to keep everyone safe: Fire, tornado and other natural disasters happen. Be proactive in knowing what to do by having a plan, practicing that plan and implementing it in advance to know it’s successful. 

Put together a first aid kit: You can purchase prepackaged first aid kits at pharmacies, department stores or online. Or, if you’d like to create one yourself, note all of the vital items that should be included. This ranges from bandages, wipes, batteries, antibiotic ointment and tweezers. For a full list, please visit redcross.org.

Other ideas to feel safe and confident in a crisis include taking a class on CPR, learning the proper way to store and dispose of medications and taking a defensive driving course. Whether you do one of the things, or all listed above, you are taking steps to provide a safer space for all those dwelling in it.

We hope this article makes you aware that National Safety Month doesn’t take a break when the clock strikes 5 p.m. and you head home for the day. Take proactive measures to keep all areas of your day-to-day routine safe.

For more information and ideas to stay safe, keep updated on the featured resources section. There, we will provide a quiz to test your knowledge, hotspot to identify hazards and a safety video to help you stay safe 24/7.

We can all do our part in keeping our communities protected. Start today!