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Sun, Safety, and Sustainability: Your Guide to July Safety Observances

Toby Graham

Sun, Safety, and Sustainability: Your Guide to July Safety Observances

Ah, July. The weather is sunny. The beach sand is finally warm. The grocery store strawberries are at peak deliciousness. When you have the chance, take a quick break from drinking your margarita on a pool floatie and review the July Safety Observances with us:

July Safety Observances

UV Safety Month

Did you know that improper face protection was one of the top 10 most cited OSHA violations in 2023? This includes improper eye protection from UV rays, which can permanently damage a person’s eyes or even blind them. That is why UV Safety Month is so important: it raises awareness of the dangers of UV rays and how they can harm us if we don’t sufficiently protect ourselves. From just wearing sunscreen to UV protectant clothing and eyewear, review the recommendations for your industry and put in place a plan to make sure these guidelines are being followed.

Learn more about UV safety

Minimum Wage Update: July 1, 2024

For our fellow HR professionals, following minimum wage changes is vital but also hard to keep track of among everything else you have to do. Starting July 1, 2024, several states, cities, and counties will increase the minimum wage.

We keep track of all the increases you need to know about for your employees.

International Plastic Bag Free Day: July 3, 2024

Did you know it takes hundreds of years for most plastic products to break down? International Plastic Bag Free Day aims to raise awareness of the environmental issues caused by the consumption of single-use plastic products, specifically bags. On this day each year, we are encouraged to consider other alternatives, such as recyclable paper or reusable bags. We can also use this as an opportunity to reflect on our use of other single-use products, such as straws and silverware.

Learn more about International Plastic Bag Free Day  

KPA offers software to help align your company goals with sustainable practices.

Independence Day: July 4, 2024

Time to crack out the fireworks, dump some tea into the bay, and celebrate the independence of our country! USA! USA!

While the Fourth of July can be one of the most fun and exciting holidays, it can also be one of the most dangerous. Here’s some tips on how to keep yourself and others safe.


Alright, that’s all for now, you can go back to lounging and listening to Island in the Sun. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

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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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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