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Ensuring Workplace Safety: Participating in National Safety Month with Hellman & Associates

June marks an important occasion for companies across the United States as it is National Safety Month. Sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC), this month-long event emphasizes the importance of safety in all aspects of life, including the workplace. At Hellman & Associates, we take great pride in our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of employees, and National Safety Month presents a perfect opportunity to reinforce this commitment.

As a leading provider of outsourced environmental health and safety (EHS) compliance management services, Hellman & Associates has been at the forefront of promoting workplace safety for over two decades. Our mission is simple yet profound: to help companies of all sizes achieve a safe and compliant workplace environment while optimizing operational efficiencies and cost savings.

In line with the objectives of National Safety Month, we encourage all organizations, regardless of industry, to actively participate in raising safety awareness among employees. Here are some practical ways companies can engage in National Safety Month activities:

  • Safety Meetings and Toolbox Talks: One of the most effective ways to engage employees in safety discussions is by conducting regular safety meetings or toolbox talks. These sessions provide an opportunity for team members to discuss safety procedures, share experiences, and address any concerns they may have regarding workplace safety. At Hellman & Associates, we can assist companies in developing engaging and informative safety meeting agendas tailored to their specific industry and organizational needs.
  • Weekly Emails and Tip Sheets: Keeping employees informed about safety best practices is essential for creating a culture of safety within the organization. Companies can send out weekly emails with articles, tip sheets, and safety-related resources to help employees stay informed and engaged throughout National Safety Month. Hellman & Associates can provide customized content and resources to support these efforts, ensuring that employees have access to valuable safety information.
  • Printed Materials and Bulletin Boards: In addition to digital communication channels, companies can also utilize printed materials such as posters, flyers, and tip sheets to promote safety awareness in the workplace. These materials can be displayed in common areas or posted on bulletin boards to ensure maximum visibility. Hellman & Associates can assist companies in designing and distributing customized safety materials that align with their brand identity and messaging.
  • Personal Communication from Leadership: Effective communication from organizational leadership plays a crucial role in reinforcing the importance of safety in the workplace. Company presidents, owners, or safety directors can send personal letters or messages to all employees, emphasizing the organization’s commitment to safety and encouraging active participation in National Safety Month activities. Hellman & Associates can provide guidance and support in crafting impactful communication messages that resonate with employees.
  • Supervisor-Led Safety Activities: Supervisors and managers play a pivotal role in implementing and enforcing safety protocols in the workplace. They can lead by example by conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job-specific hazards with their teams. Hellman & Associates offers comprehensive training and support for supervisors and managers to ensure they have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage workplace safety.
  • Recognition of Safety Achievements: Recognizing and recognizing individuals or teams for their contributions to workplace safety can further inspire employees to prioritize safety in their daily activities. Organizational leadership can publicly acknowledge and celebrate safety-related accomplishments during National Safety Month, reinforcing the importance of safety as a core value of the organization. Hellman & Associates can provide guidance on establishing safety recognition programs and implementing effective recognition systems.
  • Social Media Engagement: Leveraging social media platforms is another effective way to amplify safety messages and reach a wider audience. Companies can share photos, videos, and infographics highlighting their National Safety Month activities and initiatives, using relevant hashtags such as #NSM and #gogreenforsafety to join the conversation. Hellman & Associates can assist companies in developing engaging social media content and strategies to promote safety awareness online.

In addition to participating in National Safety Month activities, companies can also consider leveraging Hellman & Associate’s service, H&A’s COMPLIANCEAction Assessment. This assessment provides a snapshot of your current risk exposure, analyzes gaps that could lead to fines from regulatory agencies such as OSHA, the EPA, or DOT, and provides an actionable plan to address these gaps—all for about the cost of a single, serious OSHA citation. By conducting this assessment, companies can proactively identify and mitigate compliance risks, ensuring a safer and more compliant workplace environment.

At Hellman & Associates, we are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their safety goals and create safer work environments for their employees. With our comprehensive range of EHS compliance management services and expertise, we empower organizations to navigate complex regulatory requirements, mitigate risks, and drive operational excellence.

This National Safety Month, let’s join hands in promoting safety awareness and making workplace safety a priority. Together, we can build safer, healthier, and more productive workplaces for everyone.

For more information on how Hellman & Associates can support your National Safety Month initiatives and help you achieve your safety goals, contact us today. Let’s work together to make safety a priority every month of the year.

Stay safe, stay compliant, and let’s make every month National Safety Month!