National Safety Month

This June marks the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month, an annual observance to help keep people safe at the workplace, at home, in our communities and on roadways. While the month of June focuses on safety in all aspects of our lives, we need to be diligent regarding the safety of ourselves and others year-round. In 2019, the U.S. saw the highest number of fatal workplace injuries since 2007 with 5,333 deaths. In 2020, approximately 42,000 deaths occurred on the nation’s roadways alone. Read More

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Over the last year, we have had multiple blogs regarding a very important issue, Mental Health Awareness.  The global pandemic has not made anything easier for anyone over the last 14 months and it has had a major effect on mental health in both adults and children.  Unfortunately, many people do not seek help for mental illnesses because of the stigma that comes with mental health disorders and the lack of understanding from family, friends, and peers.  #breakthestigma Read More

Distracted Driving Awareness Month – April 2021

Over the last year, there has been a significant decline in cars on the roads.  Many would think there would be fewer crashes and fatalities, however that is not the case.  Since the start of the pandemic, roads and highways have only become more dangerous. Even with fewer vehicles on the roads and highways, many drivers have become complacent when it comes to safety. Every year 2.5 million car crashes are the cause of distracted driving.  Every day in the United States approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes that are caused by distracted driving.  When traveling 60mph, even the slightest distraction of 3-5 seconds is equivalent to driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed. Once the driver becomes distracted, it takes only three seconds for a crash to occur. Read More