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Making a List and Checking it Twice…Here are Your December Safety Observances

Making a List and Checking it Twice…Here are Your December Safety Observances

We’re in the thick of the holiday season now! My chestnuts aren’t roasting on an open fire quite yet, but Jack Frost is certainly nipping at my nose. It’s time to take a look at our December safety observances and provide resources to help you make the most of them.

We’re going to keep this list short, as I’m sure your own list is quite long to start with.

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Two of the most celebrated days of the year, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, also are among the most deadly. That’s why December has been recognized as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. For more than 20 years, drivers with alcohol concentrations at or above 0.08 have remained involved in about one-third of all traffic fatalities in the U.S. That’s about 10,000 lives lost every year.

Winter Safety

From eliminating slip hazards to keeping your employees healthy and ensuring your space heaters don’t go up in smoke…make sure you check out KPA’s winter safety toolkit.

Preparing for 2024

As the year comes to a close, the holiday season brings a host of challenges to safety professionals, with schedules changing, PTO being taken, and everyone trying to finish what they started. Here are some essential things that safety professionals should add to their to-do list before the end of the year to ensure finish the year strong.

Did you miss last month’s podcast episode? It was a good one! 

In this episode of The Safety Meeting, KPA’s Amanda Rawls discusses how safety professionals can ensure a strong year-end finish. She stresses the importance of looking back — self-assessment, reviewing incident trends, and training completions — while also planning ahead to proactively consider new technology, 2024 budgets, and goals.

Listen in >

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 >

Here’s wishing you and yours happy holidays from KPA.
Stay safe out there!

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Toby Graham

Toby manages the marketing communications team here at KPA. She's on a quest to help people tell clear, fun stories that their audience can relate to. She's a HUGE sugar junkie...and usually starts wandering the halls looking for cookies around 3pm daily.

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