As we gather to celebrate National Safety Month, I can't think of a better time for us to remind each other of the importance of lending a helping hand. The truth is that "personal safety" doesn't have to be a one-person job... or a self-centered act to keep ourselves and only ourselves safe.... it goes beyond that. And that's exactly what the National Safety Council Organization is trying to do with their National Safety Month campaign.
According to the Nation Safety Council, now, more than ever, safety is crucial both inside and outside the workplace, which is why the National Safety Council will still be recognizing National Safety Month in June. Observed annually by NSC, the nation’s leading nonprofit safety advocate, National Safety Month focuses on saving lives and preventing injuries, from the workplace to anyplace.
This year, NSC will shine a spotlight on pressing topics, including, but not limited to: Mental Health, Ergonomics, Building a Safety Culture, and Driving.
In the Northeast Polk Gazette, we want to invite each one of you to think safe, practice safety, and to lend a helping hand to others so that we can help ourselves and others stay safe and healthy. Life is crazy and crazy things are constantly happening around us but if we make a point of being there for each other, life will surely become less complicated and less chaotic.
A wise woman once said... "In a world where you can be anything, be kind" ~ Jennifer Dukes Lee ~
Let's be kind to each other and let's keep each other safe. At the end of the day, we are all in this together.