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Looking for Safety Meeting Topics? Here’s a Whole Year of Ideas

Why reinvent the wheel when there are so many ready-made safety observances to link up to? The National Safety Council (NSC) publishes an annual list of safety meeting topics. Here are some highlights.

With January already passed, it’s too late for National Radon Action month, but there’s still plenty of time to design some safety meetings around observances such as these:

February American Heart Disease Awareness Month
National Burn Awareness Week (2-8)
March National Nutrition Month
Workplace Eye Wellness Month
National Sleep Awareness Week (2-9)
National Poison Prevention Week (16-22)
April Alcohol Awareness Month
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Injury Prevention Month
Medication Safety Week (1-7)
National Work Zone Awareness Week (7-11)
Workers’ Memorial Day (28)
May Motorcycle Safety Month
National Bike Month
Clean Air Month
National Electrical Safety Month
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (4-10)
National Safe Boating Week (17-23)
June National Safety Month
Home Safety Month
National CPR and AED Awareness Week (1-7)
Sun Safety Week (1-7)
July National Fireworks Safety Month
UV Safety Month
August Back to School Month
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (8/15-9/1)
September National Preparedness Month
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
National Food Safety Education Month
Fruit and Veggie Month
October Eye Injury Prevention Month
National Fire Prevention Week (5-11)
Drive Safely to Work Week (6-10)
November Get Smart About Antibiotics Week (17-23)
“Tie One on for Safety” (11/21-1/1)
December Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
National Handwashing Awareness Week (7-13)

For more safety meeting topics ideas, the complete and updated list of safety observances for this year can be found via NSC here.