June is National Safety Month — take the pledge to show your commitment to safety

June is National Safety Month. Did you know that preventable injuries, commonly known as “accidents,” are the fourth-leading cause of U.S. deaths?

Join Elm in observing National Safety Month, a National Safety Council initiative, as we work together to highlight leading causes of preventable injury and death so people can live their fullest lives.

Workplace fatalities are unacceptable. According to Injury Facts, preventable workplace deaths totaled 4,472 in 2021, and an additional 718 workplace homicide and suicide deaths occurred. Also, work-related medically consulted injuries totaled 4.26 million in 2021.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Employers must provide a safe work environment, as well as the financial support, management oversight, PPE, tools and training workers need to do their jobs safely. Both management and workers need to do their part to make safety a core value.

Together, these elements are part of a greater safety management system that aims to continuously identify hazards and reduce risks to an acceptable level. Take the pledge below to show your commitment to safety, from the workplace to anyplace.

I pledge to:

  • Actively help my employer improve our safety programs 
  • Report hazards promptly and suggest solutions
  • Be a good safety role model for my friends and family, even off the job 

We all deserve a safe workplace so we can live our fullest lives. 

The Elm Safety Department would like to thank everyone for you participation in the May fall protection Stand Down. The safety department and management appreciates everyone taking Safety to the next level.