Arizona Chapter National Safety Council Joins National Safety Council in Observing National Safety Month
Campaign this year will focus on hazard recognition, fall prevention, fatigue and impairment
nhoenix, AZ - Arizona Chapter National Safety Council, ACNSC, is proud to announce that it is partnering with the National Safety Council this year in observing National Safety Month, which takes place in June.
National Safety Month is more pertinent than ever as unintentional injuries have become the third leading cause of death in the U.S. for the first time in recorded history. To reverse this trend, we encourage everyone to celebrate National Safety Month and take steps to improve safety in our lives and the lives of those we care about.
Free resources - including a poster, tip sheets, and other items - will be offered at nsc.org/nsm during each week of National Safety Month. Week one will focus on hazard recognition, week two on fall prevention, week three on fatigue, and week four on impairment.
"We're excited to be a part of this year's campaign to promote safety in all areas for the public" says Rick Murray, President of ACNSC. "We are offering various advanced safety courses throughout the month of June to further recognize National Safety Month."
The National Safety Council has been leading National Safety Month since 1996. This effort focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in homes and communities.
To learn more about National Safety Month, visit nsc.org/nsm.
The Arizona Chapter National Safety Council (ACNSC) was founded in 1949. It is a locally controlled Arizona nonprofit organization whose purpose is to educate and motivate people to live safer and healthier lives whether at home, work, school, play or on the highway.
About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education, and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials, and the public in areas where they can make the most impact.
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The bill was signed on Friday, May 17, 2019.
Under current law, officers can only cite drivers for texting if they are pulled over for another violation. The new law allows officers to stop motorists simply for texting alone.
A first offense is punishable by a $30 fine, with a second costing $60. Court costs and fees also would apply. The law takes effect July 1, but only warnings will be given until January, when officers can begin writing citations.
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