Each June, the National Safety Council sponsors the National Safety Month. There are so many different assets to being safe and living a healthy lifestyle that we all too often forget or do not take into account. This year's topics are engaging, meaningful, and relevant.
The first week is devoted to prescription drug overdose which is aimed at helping prevent accidental drug overdoses. Unintentional overdose from over-the-counter, prescription and illegal drugs is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
The second week is for teen driving safety. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teen 15-19 years old. By taking certain steps and engaging teen drivers, teen deaths are possible to prevent.
Week three is devoted to overexertion at work and at home. Finding a balance between your work life and personal life is key to living a healthy lifestyle.
Week four is devoted to one of the hottest topics in our country right now, and one of the most dangerous, cell phone use while driving.
The final couple of days are devoted to summer safety. Summer time is the best time to be out and active, but failing to take the proper steps for safety can be very harmful.