As we recently discussed, March has been designated as Brain Injury Awareness Month by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). During March, several other organizations recognize safety awareness months, weeks and special events as well. Awareness campaigns taking place in March 2019 include:
Ladder Safety Month (March)
Ladder Safety Month is sponsored by the American Ladder Institute (ALI). According to ALI, “[e]very year over 100 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries. . . . [L]adder accidents are preventable, but without better safety planning and training and continuous innovation in product design, we will continue to see far too many fatalities.” By raising awareness through Ladder Safety Month, ALI hopes to:
- Increase the number of ladder safety training certificates
- Increase use of ladder safety training modules and in-person ladder trainings
- Reduce the number of ladder-related safety citations
- Reduce the number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities
- Increase inspections and proper disposal of old, damaged and obsolete ladders
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Workplace Eye Wellness and Safety Awareness Month (March)
Two different organizations are promoting separate eye safety campaigns during March 2019. Prevent Blindness has established Workplace Eye Wellness Month with the goal of “promoting vision care services in the workplace.”
Workplace Eye Safety Awareness Month focuses on helping workers protect their eyes on the job. Some of the recommendations being promoted during the month include:
- Always wear appropriate safety eyewear
- If working around particles or dust, choose eyewear with appropriate side shields
- Wear goggles or a face shield when working with hazardous chemicals
- Wear special-purpose safety eyewear with working with lasers, fiber optics, welding machines and other radiation hazards
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National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 10-16)
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is sponsoring National Patient Safety Awareness Week from March 10 through March 16. According to IHI, “[a]lthough there has been real progress made in patient safety over the past two decades, current estimates place harm as a leading cause of death worldwide. Some studies suggest that medical error may cause as many as 400,000 deaths in the US each year, and not all errors result in death.”
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National Poison Prevention Week (March 17-23)
National Poison Prevention Week is an annual awareness campaign that has been conducted each year by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) since 1961. The goal of the week is, “to highlight the dangers of poisonings for people of all ages and promote community involvement in poisoning prevention,” including poisoning risks at work and at home.
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