For Immediate Release
June 17, 2019
ARIZONA DEDICATES JUNE AS NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH
Governor Ducey Signs Proclamation to Save Lives
Phoenix, AZ – Showing his support for improving the safety of people who live and work in Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey signed a proclamation designating June as National Safety Month. National Safety Month is an annual safety observance led by the National Safety Council.
“National Safety Month is a way to build awareness of everyday safety and simple steps we can take to reduce or eliminate our risk of injury,” said Governor Ducey. “We should strive across Arizona for zero-incidence of preventable injuries and deaths. National Safety Month focuses on different aspects of traffic, work and home safety. It offers important reminders for us all.”
Unintentional injuries have been increasing for decades and are now the third leading cause of death in the U.S. They also cost our nation $1,034.6 billion and cause great suffering among individuals and their families.
National Safety Month 2019 will focus on four safety and health issues that matter to Arizona and the nation:
“The National Safety Council is on a mission to eliminate preventable deaths,” said Rick Murray. “National Safety Month is one of the ways in which we educate the public about their safety risks and behavior changes that can help protect them and those they care about. The added support of leaders like Governor Ducey helps us get the word out and make a difference to residents of Arizona. We urge our community’s residents and employers to participate.”
More information about National Safety Month, Arizona Chapter National Safety Council and the National Safety Council can be found at acnsc.org/ or nsc.org/nsm.
The Arizona Chapter National Safety Council 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 we can make the most impact.
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