National Safety Month and the National Safety Council

National Safety Month and the National Safety Council   

–Did you know June is National Safety Month? This year important topics like prescription painkiller abuse, transportation safety, ergonomics, emergency preparedness, and slips, trips and falls will all share the spotlight. More info about NSC observances and events can be found here.

Learn More About Garage Door Safety   

Too often we hear heartbreaking stories about injuries and fatalities associated with automatic garage Doors. Even sadder is the fact that many of these incidents could be prevented. For instance, did you know it is highly recommended that you test your door opener’s reversing mechanism monthly by placing a 2×4 board in the doors path. If the door does not reverse after contacting the object, call a repair and installation professional right away. Some great safety tips are provided by the International Door Association–read them by clicking here.

About the National Safety Council   

The National Safety council was officially founded in 1913 as “The National Council for Industrial Safety”. It was changed to its current name a year later, to reflect the broader spectrum of safety, including traffic safety. The first president of the council was Robert W. Campbell, who was nominated by his peers. The history of the National Safety Council is actually pretty fascinating, containing milestones such as the installation of the first traffic signal, use of the very first Personal Protective Equipment devices(PPEs), and Hollywood’s production of safety-oriented public service announcements featuring movie stars like Bob Hope and Grace Kelly. A nostalgia-filled interactive timeline can be found here.