National Safety Month is an initiative created and run by the National Safety Council. The Council is a non-profit agency with a Congressional charter but is not administered by the United States government. June is National Safety Month and is designed to raise awareness of health and safety risks.
The first National Safety Month was held in 1996. Each week of the month is devoted to a specific area: prescription drug abuse, slips and falls, dangers in public, and distracted driving. Each year the National Safety Council publishes a calendar and free materials that are available through its website. It also holds the PALA+ challenge, a workplace competition to encourage employees to exercise and eat healthy.