Tuesday, June 28, 2011

National Safety Month!

I am 100% embarrassed to admit that I did not know it was National Safety Month in June. This is somewhat mortifying considering that I was the president of the A&M chapter of ASSE ... so here's a post that I am making with much chagrin, but also much enthusiasm!

What do we mean when we talk about "Safety" ... it's such a broad term! We can talk about workplace safety, which generally conjures up OSHA, but occupational safety is so much more than that. OSHA is the regulatory agency that oversees workplace safety rules, but the professionals who enforce these laws within industry play an important role as well.

With the time and space allotted here, it would be hard to totally describe occupational safety, so it appears that we might have to wait until next year rolls around to do this month justice. In the meantime, why don't you check out these cool sites?

Pro Act Safety (behavior-based strategies)
American Society of Safety Engineers (100th anniversary!)
National Safety Council
Utah Safety Council (a great example of a state-run program)
National Association of Safety Professionals

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