Safety is No Accident

Safety is No Accident

National Safety Month

Each June, we celebrate National Safety Month. Safety matters every day of the year, but during June it gets the extra attention so we can all stay safe from the workplace to anyplace. An emergency can strike at any time, whether from a fire, natural disaster, release of hazardous material, medical issues, workplace violence and more. So being prepared is crucial. The National Safety Council highlights many ways to prevent injuries on the job, at home or on the road.

Summer Heat

The goal for National Safety Month is to increase public awareness of the leading safety and health risks that are increased in the summer months to decrease the number of injuries and deaths at homes and workplaces. The risks of heat-related illness can occur in any weather, indoors and out. And supervisors and workers alike need to watch for the early warning signs. From heat cramps and exhaustion to heat stroke, help make sure you are prepared to stay safe in extreme heat.

Since 1998, more than 940 children have died from vehicular heatstroke, about 40 children a year die from heatstroke, either because they were left or became trapped in a car.  That’s about one child every 10 days killed in a hot car. This is also a workplace issue as approximately 25% of these deaths have occurred at the parent or caregiver’s place of work.

Heat-related Illnesses

Heat Stroke – Occurs when the ability to sweat fails and body temperature rises to a dangerous level quickly. Someone experiencing heatstroke will have very hot skin and an altered mental state. Seizures can result. Ridding the body of excess heat is crucial. It’s often fatal or results in organ damage.

Heat Exhaustion – When the body loses an excessive amount of salt and water, heat exhaustion sets in. People who work outdoors and athletes are very susceptible. Symptoms are similar to the flu, and include severe thirst, fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting and, sometimes, diarrhea. You may also have clammy or pale skin, dizziness, or rapid pulse.

Heat Cramps – Are muscle spasms usually affecting the legs or abdominals, often after physical activity. Excessive sweating reduces salt levels in the body, resulting in heat cramps. People with pain or spasms in the abdomen, arms or legs should not return to work for a few hours.

The Cardinal Culture is about giving courtesy, dignity, and respect to everyone we meet and talk to everyday. We treat people in a fair positive manner, with honesty and integrity. Our inclusive work culture has help Cardinal Staffing Services  to be recognized by the Toledo Blade for Top Places to Work years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,2022 and 2023.

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