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Use this calendar throughout 2016 to track national safety observances, and to view a sample of the relevant resources you can request from us to stay safe contact nathanj@bgains.com

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January

Winter Safety Campaign: Dec. 1-Feb. 29

National Weather Service

301.427.9000

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/winter_safety.html#.VKbOLivF9nX

Safety articles:

  • OSHA Safety Newsletter – Winter 2015

 

National Radon Action Month

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

800.557.2366

http://www2.epa.gov/radon

Risk Insights articles:

  • Radon Risks and Requirements
  • The Risks of Radon Exposure in Mines

Safety articles:

  • Radon and Your Property
  • Manage Toxic Gas Risks

 

National Stalking Awareness Month

National Center for Victims of Crime

202.467.8700

www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org

Workplace resources:

  • Be Prepared: Workplace Violence
  • Workplace Violence Prevention Policy

 

National Drug Facts Week: Jan. 25-31

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institutes of Health

301.443.1124

www.drugfactsweek.drugabuse.gov

Risk Insights article:

  • Opioids – Addiction, Escalation and Overdose

Workplace resources:

  • Drug-free Workplace Policy
  • Substance Abuse Policy

 

February

Winter Safety Campaign: Dec. 1-Feb. 29

National Weather Service

301.427.9000

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/winter_safety.html#.VKbOLivF9nX

Safety articles:

  • OSHA Safety Newsletter – Winter 2015

 

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness

800.331.2020

www.preventblindness.org

Payroll Stuffer:

  • Protect Your Vision

 

American Heart Month

American Heart Association

800.242.8721

www.heart.org

Risk Insights article:

  • Defibrillators Save Lives but Require Additional Considerations

Playing it Safe flyer:

  • Medical Emergencies on the Job

 

National Wear Red Day: Feb. 6

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Health Information Center

301.592.8573

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/hearttruth/events/wear-red.htm

 

National Donor Day: Feb. 14

Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau

Health Resources and Services Administration

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

888.275.4772

www.organdonor.gov

Risk Summary & Coverage Checklist:

  • Blood Banks

 

March

Spring Safety Campaign: March 1-May 31

National Weather Service

301.427.9000

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/spring_safety.html#.Vl3vwi65JoO

Safety articles:

  • OSHA Safety Newsletter – Spring 2016

 

Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury Association of America

703.761.0750

http://www.biausa.org/brain-injury-awareness-month.htm

Safety articles:

  • Safety Matters: Hard Hats

 

National Kidney Month

National Kidney Foundation

800.622.9010

www.kidney.org

 

National Nutrition Month

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

www.eatright.org/nnm

Work Comp Insights article:

  • The Obesity Epidemic and WC – What is Their Connection?

Risk Summary & Coverage Checklists:

  • Weight Loss Centers
  • Fitness Centers or Health Clubs

 

National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

National Council on Problem Gambling

800.522.4700

www.npgaw.org

Workplace resource:

  • Prevent Violence on the Casino Floor Poster

 

Save Your Vision Month

American Optometric Association

800.365.2219

www.aoa.org

Payroll Stuffer:

  • Protect Your Vision

 

 

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Prevent Blindness

800.331.2020

www.preventblindness.org

Playing it Safe flyers:

  • Construction: Eye Injuries Are a Serious Threat
  • Manufacturing: Watching Out for Eye Hazards
  • Protect Yourself from Eye Injuries

 

National Sleep Awareness Week: March 6-13

National Sleep Foundation

703.243.1697

www.sleepfoundation.org 

Safety article:

  • Air Pollutants and Sleeping Well

Driver resources:

  • Sleep Tips for Truck Drivers
  • Keep Sleep Apnea From Costing You
  • Driver Fatigue

 

Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 13-19

National Patient Safety Foundation

617.391.9900

www.npsf.org

Health Care resources:

  • Reduce Medical Mistakes
  • Take Charge of Your Health Care

 

Flood Safety Awareness Week: March 20-26

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Weather Service

Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services

301.713.1677, ext. 124

www.nws.noaa.gov/floodsafety/index.shtml

Risk Insights articles:

  • Preparing Your Business for Flooding
  • Restoring Your Business After a Flood

Coverage Insights article:

  • What You Should Know about Flood Insurance

Workplace resources:

  • Business Flood Plan
  • Business Flood Preparation Checklist

 

National Poison Prevention Week:

March 20-26

Poison Prevention Week Council

American Association of Poison Control Centers

703.894.1858

www.poisonprevention.org/poison.htm

Playing it Safe Flyers:

  • Avoiding Poisonous Plants on the Job
  • Manufacturing: Poisonous Gas Exposures

Payroll Stuffers:

  • Carbon Monoxide is a Silent Killer
  • Don’t Be Misled…Lead is Dangerous

Workplace resources:

  • Be Prepared: Pesticide and Herbicide Poisoning Care

 

Tsunami Preparedness Week: March 27-April 2

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Weather Service

Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services

301.713.1858, ext. 114

www.tsunami.gov/

 

World Tuberculosis Day: March 24

Stop TB Partnership (Secretariat)

World Health Organization

www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day

Workplace resource:

  • Tuberculosis Prevention Presentation

Health Care resources:

  • Preventing the Spread of Tuberculosis in Health Care Facilities
  • Managing Aerosol Transmissible Diseases

 

April

Spring Safety Campaign: March 1-May 31

National Weather Service

301.427.9000

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/spring_safety.html#.Vl3vwi65JoO

Safety articles:

  • OSHA Safety Newsletter – Spring 2016

 

Alcohol Awareness Month

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc.

212.269.7797

www.ncadd.org

Safety articles:

  • DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Tips for Servers of Alcoholic Beverages

Compliance resources:

  • State-specific Testing Laws

 

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

National Safety Council

630.775.2405

www.nsc.org

Playing it Safe flyers:

  • Driver Distractions
  • Trucking: Stop Distracted Driving

Driver resource:

  • OSHA’s Stance on Distracted Driving

 

National Facial Protection Month

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

American Association of Orthodontists

847.678.6200

www.aaoms.org

Playing it Safe flyers:

  • Machine Guarding
  • Agriculture: The Importance of Machine Guards

Workplace resources:

  • Machine Guarding Checklist

Quiz: Machine Guarding Safety

 

National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

National Sarcoidosis Society

312.567.6626

www.stopsarcoidosis.org/april-awareness-month

 

National Stress Awareness Month

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Federal Occupational Health

877.696.6775

http://www.foh.hhs.gov/Calendar/april.html

Safety articles:

  • Stress At Work Study
  • Managing Job-related Stress
  • Safety Spotlight – Workplace Stress and Taking Shortcuts

 

Occupational Therapy Month

American Occupational Therapy Association

301.652.6611

www.aota.org

Risk Insights article:

  • Injury Prevention for Massage Therapists

 

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

800.656.4673

www.rainn.org

Workplace resources:

  • Sexual Harassment – A Guide for Employees
  • Sexual Harassment – A Guide for Supervisors and Employers
  • Incident Report and Suspect Description Form

 

National Window Safety Week: April 3-9

National Safety Council

630.775.2307

http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/about-national-window-safety-week.aspx

Risk Summary & Coverage Checklists:

  • Window Washers
  • Door and Window Installers

 

 

National Youth Violence Prevention Week: April 4-8

National Association of SAVE

866.343.SAVE (7283)

http://nationalsave.org/event/national-youth-violence-prevention-week

Compliance resources:

  • State-specific Child Labor Laws

Safety article:

  • Safety Matters: Tips For Teen Workers

 

National Public Health Week: April 4-10

American Public Health Association

202.777.2428

www.nphw.org

Workplace resources:

  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance: A Primer for Public Health

Risk Summary & Coverage Checklist:

  • Public Buildings

 

National Work Zone Awareness Week: April 11-15

U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Highway Administration

202.366.4628

http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/index.asp

Driver resource:

  • Work Zone Traffic Laws by State

Payroll Stuffers:

  • Warnings for the Work Zone
  • Stay Visible in the Work Zone
  • Alert Drivers of Your Work Zone

 

Air Quality Awareness Week: April 25-29

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service

Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services

301.713.1867, ext. 135

www.airquality.noaa.gov

Risk Insights articles:

  • Indoor Air Quality Concerns
  • Manufacturing: Effects of Air Quality on the Floor
  • Office: Why You Should Improve Air Quality
  • Health Care: Air Quality – A Threat to Patients and Staff

 

May

Spring Safety Campaign: March 1-May 31

National Weather Service

301.427.9000

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/spring_safety.html#.Vl3vwi65JoO

Safety articles:

  • OSHA Safety Newsletter – Spring 2016

 

Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis Foundation

800.283.7800

www.arthritis.org

 

Better Hearing and Speech Month

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

800.498.2071

www.asha.org/bhsm

Workplace resources:

  • Hearing Conservation Program & Training Materials
  • Hearing Conservation Presentation
  • Quiz: Hearing Protection

Safety articles:

  • Preventing Hearing Loss
  • Workplace Noise Hazards

 

Building Safety Month

International Code Council

888.422.7233

http://www.iccsafe.org/

Workplace resources:

  • Construction Employee Safety Manual
  • Construction Pre-Work Checklist
  • Quiz: Construction Site Safety

 

Clean Air Month

American Lung Association

800.548.8252

http://www.stateoftheair.org/

Compliance resources:

  • Pollution Liability
  • State-specific Air Laws
  • Pollution Liability Insurance: A Guide to Help Manage Your Changing Exposures

 

Mental Health Month

Mental Health America

800.969.6642

www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/may

Playing it Safe flyers:

  • Office: Dealing with Stress
  • Health Care: Confronting On-the-job Stress
  • Retail: Handling Job-related Stress

 

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

800.7.ASTHMA (727.8462)

www.aafa.org/display.cfm?ID=5&Sub=105&Cont=457

Playing it Safe flyers:

  • Latex Allergy
  • The ABCs of Formaldehyde
  • Ammonia Safety Precautions

 

National Bicycle Safety Month

U.S. Department of Transportation

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

888.327.4236

http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving+Safety/Bicycles/Be+a+Roll+Model

Risk Summary & Coverage Checklist:

  • Bicycle Shops

Compliance resources:

  • Motorcycle and Bicycle Helmet Laws by State

 

National Electrical Safety Month

Electrical Safety Foundation International

703.841.3229

http://www.esfi.org/program/national-electrical-safety-month-314

Safety articles:

  • Be Prepared: Electrical Safety
  • Target on Safety: Electrical Safety
  • Safety Matters: Avoid Electrical Shock
  • Electrical Work Practices Program and Training Materials

 

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

301.592.8573

www.nhlbi.nih.gov

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

240.276.9567

www.fitness.gov

Workplace resources:

  • Fitness Center Exposures

Risk Summary & Coverage Checklists:

  • Indoor Sports Complexes
  • Sporting Goods Stores

 

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week: May 1-7

American Society of Safety Engineers

ASSE Public Relations Department

847.699.2929

www.asse.org/NAOSH

Compliance resources:

  • Comprehensive OSHA newsletters, training programs, presentations, guides and more

 

Hand Hygiene Day: May 5

World Health Organization

www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en/

Workplace resources:

  • Good Restaurant Hygiene Practices Poster

Payroll Stuffer:

  • Are Your Hands Dirty?

 

Click it or Ticket Campaign: May 16-30

U.S. Department of Transportation

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

888.327.4236

http://www.nhtsa.gov/nhtsa/ciot/index.html

Driver resources:

  • Vehicle Inspection Checklist
  • 15-passenger Van Policy

 

National Hurricane Preparedness Week: May 22-28

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Weather Service

Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services

301.713.1677, ext. 124

www.nhc.noaa.gov

Workplace resources:

  • Emergency Hurricane Preparation Checklist
  • Are You Prepared if Disaster Strikes?

 

National Senior Health & Fitness Day: May 25

Mature Market Resource Center

800.828.8225

www.fitnessday.com

Safety article:

  • Top 10 Ways to Keep an Aging Workforce Safe

Payroll Stuffer:

  • Cook Delicious Dishes for Seniors Carefully

 

Heat Safety Awareness Day: May 28

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Weather Service

Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services

301.713.1867, ext. 135

www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml

Safety articles:

  • Avoid Heat Illness
  • Be Prepared: Indoor Heat Stress

Playing it Safe flyers:

  • Beating the Summer Heat
  • Agriculture: Beating the Heat by Staying Hydrated
  • Construction: Preventing Heat-related Illness

World No Tobacco Day: May 31

WHO Prevention for Noncommunicable Diseases

Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health

www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en

Compliance resources:

  • State-specific Smoking Laws articles

Workplace resource:

  • No Smoking Poster

 

June

Summer Safety Campaign: June 1-Aug. 31

National Weather Service

301.427.9000

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/summer_safety.html#.Vl8c6C65JoM

Safety articles:

  • OSHA Safety Newsletter – Summer 2016

Payroll Stuffer:

  • Summer Travel Safety

 

Fireworks Safety Month: June 1-July 4

Prevent Blindness

800.331.2020

www.preventblindness.org

Risk Insights article:

  • Reduce Your Risks When Putting on a Fireworks Display

Risk Summary & Coverage Checklist:

  • Fireworks Manufacturing

 

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America Inc.

800.541.5454

www.myasthenia.org/AboutMGFA/MGFANews.aspx

Safety articles:

  • Fighting Fatigue and Time Management
  • Be Prepared: Extended Hours or Unusual Work Shifts
  • Supervisor Safety: Reducing Risks for Shift Workers

 

National Safety Month

National Safety Council

800.621.7615

www.nsc.org/nsm

Safety series:

  • Playing it Safe flyers
  • Safety Focused newsletter
  • Safety Spotlight
  • Target on Safety
  • Safety Matters articles

Workplace resources:

  • Model Injury and Illness Prevention Program – Guide to Developing a Program

 

National CPR & AED Awareness Week: June 1-7

American Heart Association

American Red Cross

800.242.8721

www.heart.org

Risk Insights article:

  • Defibrillators Save Lives but Require Additional Considerations

Playing it Safe flyer:

  • Medical Emergencies on the Job

 

National Rip Current Awareness Week: June 5-11

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Weather Service

Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services

301.713.1677, ext.124

www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov

Safety article:

  • Keep Things Safe Around the Marina

 

National Sun Safety Week: June 5-11

Sun Safety Alliance

703.481.1414

http://www.sunsafetyalliance.org/

Safety articles:

  • Selecting Safety Sunglasses
  • Working in Warm Weather and Dehydration

Risk Insights article:

  • Construction: Protect Your Workers from Skin Cancer

 

World Blood Donor Day: June 14

World Health Organization

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs279/en/

Risk Summary & Coverage Checklist:

  • Blood Banks

 

 

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week: June 19-25

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Weather Service

Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services

301.713.0090, ext. 141

www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov

Safety article:

  • Be Prepared: Severe Weather

 

July

Summer Safety Campaign: June 1-Aug. 31

National Weather Service

301.427.9000

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/summer_safety.html#.Vl8c6C65JoM

Safety articles:

  • OSHA Safety Newsletter – Summer 2016

Payroll Stuffer:

  • Summer Travel Safety

 

National Park and Recreation Month

National Recreation and Park Association

800.626.6772

http://www.nrpa.org/

Risk Summary & Coverage Checklists:

  • Camps
  • Youth Groups
  • Campgrounds

 

UV Safety Month

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

877.696.6775

http://www.foh.hhs.gov/calendar/july.html

Safety articles:

  • Selecting Safety Sunglasses
  • Working in Warm Weather and Dehydration

Risk Insights article:

  • Construction: Protect Your Workers from Skin Cancer

 

Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

888.327.4236

http://www.nhtsa.gov/Vehicle+Safety/Vehicle-Related+Theft/Theft+Prevention

Risk Summary & Coverage Checklists:

  • Used Car Lots
  • Recreational Vehicle Dealers

 

Fireworks Safety Month: June 1-July 4

Prevent Blindness

800.331.2020

www.preventblindness.org

Risk Insights article:

  • Reduce Your Risks When Putting on a Fireworks Display

Risk Summary & Coverage Checklist:

  • Fireworks Manufacturing

 

August

Summer Safety Campaign: June 1-Aug. 31

National Weather Service

301.427.9000

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/summer_safety.html#.Vl8c6C65JoM

Safety articles:

  • OSHA Safety Newsletter – Summer 2016

Payroll Stuffer:

  • Summer Travel Safety

 

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

800.232.6348

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam.html

 

National Water Quality Month

National Parks Conservation Association

800.628.7275

https://www.npca.org/articles/98-focus-on-water-celebrating-national-water-quality-month

Compliance resource:

  • EPA Defines Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act

 

National Night Out: Aug. 2

National Association of Town Watch

800.6483.688

https://natw.org/

Risk Insights articles:

  • Improving Security and Disaster Response
  • Property Management: Avoiding Premise Security Liability

Coverage Insights article:

  • Protect Yourself Against Illegal Acts with Crime Coverage

 

National Stop on Red Week: Aug. 7-13

U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Highway Administration

202.366.4000

http://ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red/ Workplace resource:

  • Traffic Control Plan Checklist

Compliance resource:

  • Automated Enforcement Laws by State

 

National Health Center Week: Aug. 14-20

National Association of Community Health Centers

202.296.3800

www.healthcenterweek.org

Compliance resource:

  • OSHA Compliance – Inspection Guidance for Inpatient Health Care Settings

Health Care resources:

  • Health Care Facility Hazards Checklist
  • Health Care Employee Safety Manual

 

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Enforcement Campaign: Aug. 17-Sept. 5

U.S. Department of Transportation

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

888.327.4236

http://www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober/

Compliance resources:

  • Department of Transportation Alcohol Testing Form
  • State-specific Alcohol Testing Laws

Workplace resource:

  • Post-accident Drug and Alcohol Screening Policy

Driver resource:

  • Keeping Your Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC Scores Low

 

September

Fall Safety Campaign: Sept. 1-Nov. 30

National Weather Service

301.427.9000

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/fall_safety.html#.VOdUlvnF9u3

Safety articles:

  • OSHA Safety Newsletter – Fall 2016

 

National Cholesterol Education Month

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

800.232.4636

http://www.cdc.gov/

Workplace resource:

  • Work Comp Insights: The Obesity Epidemic and WC – What is Their Connection?

 

National Food Safety Education Month

Partnership for Food Safety Education

202.220.0651

www.fightbac.org

Compliance resources:

  • Food Safety Modernization Act
  • OSHA Rule on Food Safety Whistleblower Protection

Risk Summary & Coverage Checklists:

  • Food Service Self-inspection
  • Prepared Foods
  • Comprehensive Food Preparation and Service

 

National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month

National Pediculosis Association Inc.

617.905.0176

www.headlice.org

Risk Insights articles:

  • Fighting Insect Infestations in Hotels
  • Agriculture: Integrated Pest Management

 

National Preparedness Month

Ready Campaign

FEMA/DHS

800.462.3362

www.ready.gov

Workplace resources:

  • Employee Emergency Preparedness Survey
  • Business Flood Preparation Checklist
  • Safety Spotlight – Preparing for Emergency Evacuations

 

National Recovery Month

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

800.662.4357

www.recoverymonth.gov

Workplace resource:

  • Substance Abuse Policy

Compliance resource:

  • Alcohol/Controlled Substance Records Retention Checklist

 

National Suicide Prevention Week: Sept. 4-10

American Association of Suicidology

202.237.2280

www.suicidology.org

Playing it Safe flyer:

  • Dealing with Depression

Safety article:

  • Stress at Work Study

 

World Suicide Prevention Day: Sept. 10

International Association for Suicide Prevention

www.iasp.info/wspd/index.php

Playing it Safe flyer:

  • Dealing with Depression

Safety article:

  • Stress at Work Study

 

Child Passenger Safety Week: Sept. 18-24

U.S. Department of Transportation

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

888.327.4236

http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/cps

Compliance resource:

  • Child Passenger Safety Laws by State
  • Teen Driver Laws by State

 

National Farm Safety & Health Week: Sept. 18-24

National Education Center for Agricultural Safety

888.844.6322

www.necasag.org

Agriculture Safety Series:

  • Agriculture Safety Matters articles
  • Agriculture Playing it Safe flyers
  • Agriculture Safety manuals
  • Farm Facts posters

 

October

Fall Safety Campaign: Sept. 1-Nov. 30

National Weather Service

301.427.9000

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/fall_safety.html#.VOdUlvnF9u3

Safety articles:

  • OSHA Safety Newsletter – Fall 2016

 

Eye Injury Prevention Month

American Academy of Ophthalmology

415.447.0213

www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/injuries/index.cfm

Playing it Safe flyers:

  • Construction: Eye Injuries Are a Serious Threat
  • Manufacturing: Watching Out for Eye Hazards
  • Protect Yourself from Eye Injuries

 

National Bullying Prevention Month

PACER Center, Inc.

888.248.0822

www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm

Risk Insights article:

  • The Staggering Cost of Workplace Bullying

Safety articles:

  • Safety Spotlight – Workplace Bullying
  • Be Prepared: Workplace Violence

 

National Healthy Lung Month

American Lung Association

800.5864.872

http://www.lung.org/

Safety article:

  • Safety Spotlight – Air Pollutants and Sleeping Well

Compliance resource:

  • Respiratory Protection Program & Training Materials

 

National Physical Therapy Month

American Physical Therapy Association

800.999.2782

www.moveforwardpt.com

Workplace resources:

  • Return to Work Policy
  • The Importance of Return to Work Programs for Your Bottom Line

 

Drive Safely Work Week: Oct. 3-7

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety

703.755.5350

http://trafficsafety.org/

Driver resources:

  • Staying Safe While Driving at Night
  • Stay Safe, Drive on the Defensive Presentation
  • Safety Quickstart: Defensive Driving Guide
  • Roadway Safety Driving Tips

 

National Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 9-15

National Fire Protection Association

800.344.3555

http://www.nfpa.org/

Compliance resource:

  • Fire Prevention Plan Program & Training Materials

Workplace resources:

  • Commercial Property Fire prevention Checklist
  • Safety Matters: Fire Safety

 

Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week: Oct. 12-20

U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative

847.430.5053

www.usbji.org

Workplace resource:

  • Ergonomics Policy
  • Target on Safety: Lifting and Stretching – Avoiding Strains

 

NSC 2016 Congress and Expo: Oct. 15-21

National Safety Council

800.621.7615

http://www.nsc.org/pages/home.aspx

 

International Infection Prevention Week: Oct. 16-22

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

202.789.1890

http://professionals.site.apic.org/

Playing it Safe flyers:

  • Protect Yourself During Flu Season
  • Staph Infections

 

Respiratory Care Week: Oct. 23-29

American Association for Respiratory Care

972.243.2272

www.aarc.org/rcweek

Safety article:

  • Safety Spotlight – Air Pollutants and Sleeping Well

Compliance resource:

  • Respiratory Protection Program & Training Materials

 

November

Fall Safety Campaign: Sept. 1-Nov. 30

National Weather Service

301.427.9000

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/fall_safety.html#.VOdUlvnF9u3

Safety articles:

  • OSHA Safety Newsletter – Fall 2016

 

COPD Awareness Month

American Lung Association

800.548.8252

www.lung.org

Safety article:

  • Safety Spotlight – Air Pollutants and Sleeping Well

Compliance resource:

  • Respiratory Protection Program & Training Materials

 

National Healthy Skin Month

American Academy of Dermatology

888.462.3376

www.aad.org

Safety articles:

  • Working in Warm Weather and Dehydration

Risk Insights article:

  • Construction: Protect Your Workers from Skin Cancer

Playing it Safe flyer:

  • Precautions for Outdoor Workers

 

National Hospice Palliative Care Month

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

800.646.6460

www.nhpco.org

Health Care resources:

  • Nursing Home Employee Safety Manual
  • Health Care Risk Insights: Eldercare Facilities and Pollution

Payroll Stuffer:

  • Cook Delicious Dishes for Seniors Carefully

 

Great American Smokeout:

Nov. 17

American Cancer Society

800.227.2345

www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/greatamericansmokeout/index

Compliance resources:

  • State-specific Smoking Laws articles

Workplace resource:

  • No Smoking Poster

 

December

Winter Safety Campaign: Dec. 1-Feb. 28

National Weather Service

301.427.9000

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/winter_safety.html#.VKbOLivF9nX

Safety articles:

  • OSHA Safety Newsletter – Winter 2016

 

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Healthy Androscoggin

207.795.5990

http://www.healthyandroscoggin.org/

Compliance resources:

  • Department of Transportation Alcohol Testing Form
  • State-specific Alcohol Testing Laws

Workplace resource:

  • Post-accident Drug and Alcohol Screening Policy

Driver resource:

  • Keeping Your Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC Scores Low

 

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Prevent Blindness

800.331.2020

www.preventblindness.org

Risk Summary & Coverage Checklists:

  • Toy Distributors
  • Toys – Miscellaneous
  • Toy Stores
  • Toys and Games – Electronic

 

National Influenza Vaccination Week: Dec. 4-10

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

800.639.4636

www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/index.htm

Risk Insights article:

  • Planning for the Flu Season

Workplace resources:

  • Safety Spotlight – Holiday Safety and Cold/Flu Tips
  • Protection in a Flu Pandemic Poster