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National Safety Month is observed during the month of June. Every year, people are encouraged to become aware of the steps to reduce the likelihood of injuries and death caused by many different factors such as negligence, accidents, and more. If there is a special day for a certain awareness campaign, there is also a month-long observance such as this.
Every day, we are faced with the risk of getting injured that may eventually lead to sudden death. This is taking a toll not only on our families, but also on the economy in general as unexpected injuries are counter-productive. Moreover, safety is considered our basic need on top of food, shelter, and clothing. We all have an instinct to be safe, but some of us are not aware of the ways to ensure it.
What Must Be Achieved in National Safety Month?
There are months in which people become observant of a corresponding theme. For instance, December 25 is Christmas day, but the entire month of December is filled with Christmas themes such as Christmas messages, ads, events, and more. All these can slowly shape our culture.
Such is what must be achieved in National Safety Month. People should observed and practice all that are being propagated until they make it a habit to follow safety tips all the time. National Safety Month aims to shape our culture in order to make our community a safer place to live.
What Are the Safety Concerns Covered by National Safety Month?
Safety at Home
Our home should be the safest place we can resort to. However, this is not what happens all the time. Children are commonly the victims of accidents at home simply because they are too young to be aware of the risk involved in every kind of activity.
Falling is one of the most common causes of injuries at home. Although children are vulnerable to this kind of accident, adults can also become victims as they need to fix something at home like roof, ceiling, window, cabinet, curtain, ect. However, sometimes, falling causes death depending upon the situation.
Fire is also another common accident that happens at home. This is because some people are not aware of what causes fire at home such as prolonged charging of electronic devices, improper use of kitchen stoves, faulty electrical wiring, and so on.
Safety at Work
At work, injuries happen in many ways. In production areas, workers get injured because of improper use of dangerous machines. In construction areas, falling debris and slippery floors are the usual causes of accidents and injuries.
Aside from work-related activities, some accidents simply happen in company premises even outside working hours. Therefore, workers should be cautious not only during work, but even after work for, as long as they are still in the workplace.
Safety on the Road
Every year, around 1.3 million people die in road crashes around the world. This is a very serious problem which must be addressed not only by government authorities but also by private individuals.
Some people die on the road because of the negligence of other people. No matter how carefully you drive, there are some drivers who are not as careful as you are, and they may drag you to a situation you keep avoiding. Nevertheless, there are different steps to get rid of such incidents, so people must be aware.
Accidents are typically the result of being complacent. Sometimes, the lack of discipline causes this. All of these topics are what National Safety Month aims to address to keep people safe.