There is a need to raise public awareness on safety. Numbers showed that: Employees are three times likely to get injured off the job according to National Safety Council; An estimate of 126,100 unintentional deaths was counted in 2010 compared to a 122,700 count in 2009 (United States)
Employers spent around $730 billion nationally on unintentional injuries that caused much grief to the employees and their families.
This June, NSC has proclaimed this as a National Safety Month in hopes of promoting further safe practices and behaviors that go beyond work parameters.
This annual observance focuses on informing organizations and the society on safety practices and prevention against accidents and deaths. There are different themes every week: Emergency preparedness, wellness, falls and driving.