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Diving Into Summer Safety: A Guide to June Safety Observances

June Safety Observances

Diving Into Summer Safety: A Guide to June Safety Observances

And that, fine folks, was the sound of the last school bell of the academic year! Now’s our chance to feel the warm breeze, binge-watch all the shows we missed, and…ok now we’re a little bored. Luckily for us, June has some of the best safety observances of the year: from National Forklift Day to Safety Month, you won’t want to miss a single celebration.

CPR/AED Awareness Week: June 1-7, 2024

The first seven days of June are designated as CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) awareness week. During this week, we are encouraged to learn about the impacts CPR and AED can have and how many lives could be saved each year if more people knew how to use each of these techniques. You may even consider getting CPR certified this week, as anyone can do it, and training usually only takes up to five hours.

Learn more about CPR certification here

National Forklift Day: June 11, 2024

National Forklift Safety Day aims to spread awareness about the hazards of using a forklift. To celebrate, we recommend reviewing forklift best practices.

You can find an in-depth review of OSHA’s forklift safety standards.

Or, take this forklift safety quiz to test your skills and make sure you don’t have any weak spots.

National Safety Month: June 1-30, 2024

Ok, this one’s pretty self-explanatory. Every June, we join the National Safety Council in celebrating National Safety Month, with specific focuses each week.

This year, we’ll be honing in on these topics:

  • Week 1: Safety Engagement
  • Week 2: Roadway Safety
  • Week 3: Risk Reduction
  • Week 4: Slips, Trips, and Falls

Safety Month allows us to review all of our safety best practices. As an employer, we recommend using this month to review best practices with your employees, as well as review the most common incidents you come across and how to fix them.

If you haven’t already, now’s the time to start implementing  safety observances into your safety plans.

This is the perfect opportunity to level up your knowledge and take action to keep yourself and those around you safe. When we all prioritize safety, we create a culture that benefits everyone. So let’s make the most of this month and take advantage of the amazing resources available to us!

Need help? Check out the Compliance Calendar as a great way to keep on top of all your important dates >

Stay safe out there!

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