June is National Safety Month, and 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of this observation.
The events of the past year have served as a valuable reminder that safe practices are as important as ever, and that we must always be ready to evaluate and refine them as new hazards emerge and new evidence is collected and analyzed. There's no room for complacency when continuous improvement is the name of the game.
Here are some resources to inform your safety planning during this important month.
OSHA's Top 10 for 2020
Always of interest is OSHA’s Top 10 list—a great place to start. Look at OSHA's most frequently cited standards from the most recent fiscal year to get insight into the agency's enforcement priorities and its view of the hazards that most threaten workers' safety and health.
Rethinking the Safety Pyramid
An emerging trend in safety management is the focus on identifying and preventing the conditions that can lead to serious injuries or fatalities, or SIFs. According to this new line of thinking, some of the conventional wisdom that has guided safety professionals for decades may need to be updated and expanded. Learn more about what SIF prevention means and how it can make a difference.
The Business Case for Safety
If you have EHS responsibilities at your organization, you'll understand how important it is to be able to make the business case for capital investments in safety. Prepare yourself with our white paper on how to assess and demonstrate the value of safety investments.
Quick Tips Technical Resources
Our Quick Tips Technical Resources provide in-depth information you can use to help make informed decisions about a variety of issues you face in your workplace every day. Find hundreds of Quick Tips articles to help keep your workers safe, your business in compliance and your facility productive.
Get More NSM 2021 Resources
Educational materials and a weekly schedule for National Safety Month 2021 are available from the National Safety Council, which organizes the event.
Learn more about Grainger's Environmental, Health and Safety Solutions, including on-demand webinars, checklists, tools and tips that help you be safe and responsible as you plan for NSM 2021 and beyond.
The information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only and is based on information available as of the initial date of publication. No representation is made that the information or references are complete or remain current. This article is not a substitute for review of current applicable government regulations, industry standards, or other standards specific to your business and/or activities and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. Readers with specific questions should refer to the applicable standards or consult with an attorney.
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