According to healthfinder.gov injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. In an effort to prevent and control workplace hazards, and stem the growing workers’ compensation costs, many companies have launched injury prevention programs. In fact, currently 34 states have established laws or regulations designed to require or encourage injury and illness prevention programs.
While ongoing safety programs are proven to increase loyalty and decrease illness and injury, there are many companies that supplement a formal program with spot incentives and reminders to increase awareness of preventive safety measures in the workplace and in the community. Since safety at home, on the roads and in our communities is equally as important as safe practices at work, using the month of June as an opportunity to provide reminders of the power we all have to prevent accidents is a corporate initiative worth implementing.
Product ideas for branded merchandise that will help with that call to action can be guided by the weekly safety topics that will be highlighted in June through the National Safety Council.
- Week 1: Stand Ready to Respond
- first aid kit; emergency contact information magnets; survival tool
- Week 2: Be Healthy
- pedometer; pocket calorie counter; jump rope
- Week 3: Watch Out for Dangers
- flashlight; bright colored duct tape; hard hat key chain
- Week 4: Share Roads Safely
- bicycle safety light; helmet reflectors; reflective armband/sneaker stickers
Individual safety awareness is a choice to stay healthy and active. Show your employees, customers and community neighbors that your company cares about their well-being – they will thank you with increased brand loyalty.