What Is National Safety Month?


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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.

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What Is National Safety Month?
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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.

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