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2017 Safety Observances

January
National Radon Action Month
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon-action-month-event-planning-kit
National Safety Council
http://www.nsc.org/NSCDocuments_Advocacy/
Fact%20Sheets/Radon-and-Radiation.pdf

Minnesota Safety Council
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/facts/factsheet.cfm?FS=46

February
5-11 Burn Awareness Week
American Burn Association
www.ameriburn.org/preventionBurnAwareness.php

March
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Brain Injury Association of America
www.biausa.org/brain-injury-awareness-month.htm
Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
www.braininjurymn.org/

Save Your Vision Month
American Optometric Association
www.aoafoundation.org/optometry-cares-supporters/save-your-vision-month/

19-25 National Poison Prevention Week
Poison Prevention Week Council
www.poisonprevention.org
Minnesota Safety Council
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/
family/poison.cfm


April
Distracted Driving Awareness Month
National Safety Council
http://bit.ly/1y7J9zd
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
www.distraction.gov/
Minnesota Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/nets/DistractedDriving.cfm

2-8 National Window Safety Week
National Safety Council
http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/about-national-window-safety-week.aspx

3-7 National Work Zone Awareness Week
American Traffic Safety Services Association
http://www.atssa.com/Events/NationalWorkZoneAwarenessWeek.aspx

3-9 National Public Health Week
American Public Health Association
http://www.nphw.org

17-21 Severe Weather Awareness Week
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management
https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/weather-
awareness-preparedness/Pages/severe-weather
-awareness-week-program.aspx


17-21 Excavation Safety Stand-Down
Minnesota OSHA
http://www.dli.mn.gov/OSHA/Excavation.asp

24-28 Playground Safety Week
National Program for Playground Safety
www.playgroundsafety.org/safety-week/introduction

28 Workers' Memorial Day
American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Org. (AFLCIO)
www.aflcio.org/Issues/Job-Safety/WorkersMemorialDay

May
Water Safety Month
National Water Safety Month Coalition
http://apsp.org/nwsm/

National Bike Month
League of American Bicyclists
www.bikeleague.org/content/national-bike-month
Minnesota Safety Council
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/bicycle

Clean Air Month
American Lung Association
www.lungusa.org/

National Electrical Safety Month
National Electrical Safety Foundation
http://www.esfi.org/program/
national-electrical-safety-month-314


Older Americans Month
Administration on Aging
http://www.acl.gov/newsroom/observances/oam/
Fall prevention:
Minnesota Safety Council
http://www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/
SeniorSafe/


8-12 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction
Federal OSHA and Minnesota OSHA
https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/
http://www.dli.mn.gov/osha/falls.asp

22 - June 4 Click It or Ticket Campaign
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
www.nhtsa.gov/CIOT
Minnesota Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/nets/
EducationMaterials.cfm

20-26 National Safe Boating Week
National Safe Boating Council
www.safeboatingcouncil.org/

June
National Safety Month
National Safety Council
www.nsc.org/nsc_events/Nat_Safe_Month/
Pages/home.aspx


1-7 National CPR and AED Awareness Week
Minnesota Safety Council
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/
firstaid/index.cfm


12-18 Safe and Sound Week
Federal OSHA
https://www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek/

September
National Preparedness Month
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
www.ready.gov
Minnesota Safety Council
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/whatsnew/
EmerPrepMonth.cfm


17-23 National Farm Safety and Health Week
National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS)
www.necasag.org

17-23 Child Passenger Safety Week
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration

http://www.safercar.gov/parents/index.htm
Safe Kids Worldwide
www.safekids.org/child-passenger-safety
Minnesota Safety Council
www.carseatsmadesimple.org

October
Eye Injury Prevention Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology
http://www.aao.org/

8-14 National Fire Prevention Week
National Fire Protection Association
www.nfpa.org/

15-21 National Teen Driver Safety Week
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
www.nhtsa.gov/Driving-Safety/Teen-Drivers
Minnesota Safety Council
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/
traffic/youngdrivers.cfm


16-20 School Bus Safety Week
National Association for Pupil Transportation
www.napt.org

November
6-10 Winter Hazard Awareness Week
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management
www.winterweather.state.mn.us/
Minnesota Safety Council
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/
family/WinterSafety/
WinterSafety.cfm


December
National Drunk and Drugged
Driving Prevention Month

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/
Impaired_Driving/index.html

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
www.nhtsa.gov/Driving-Safety/Impaired-Driving
Minnesota Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
http://www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/
nets/ImpairedDrivingMaterials.cfm


4-8 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
www.aota.org/olderdriverweek
Minnesota Safety Council
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/
traffic/mature.cfm


2018 Safety Observances