During the month of June,
National Safety Month
focuses on decreasing the leading causes of injuries and deaths at work, on the road, as well as at home and in the community. It's no secret that safety is not to be taken lightly, and each person needs an informed sense of safety awareness - whether it's a new teenage driver on the road for the first time,
a worker following occupational safety rules, or a person checking the label on a medicine bottle. Healthfinder.gov raises awareness on important issues such as medication safety, prescription painkiller abuse, biking, driving, and the workplace.
Tips for Safe Biking:
- Get acquainted with traffic laws; cyclists must follow the same rules as motorists.
- Know your bike's capabilities.
- Ride single-file in the direction of traffic, and watch for opening car doors and other hazards.
National Safety Council provides important insights regarding the safe use of painkillers:
Each week in June, the National Safety Council Mission will provide information
and related resources for important safety topics:
- Week 1: Stand Ready to Respond
- Week 2: Be Healthy
- Week 3: Watch Out for Dangers
- Week 4: Share Roads Safely