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2013 Safety Observances

January
National Radon Action Month
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
202-343-9370
http://pubweb.epa.gov/radon/
nram/index.html

National Safety Council
202-293-2270
www.nsc.org/safety_home/Homeand
RecreationalSafety/Poisoning/
Documents/Radon%20FAQ.pdf

Minnesota Safety Council
800-444-9150
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org

March
Save Your Vision Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology
415-561-8525
www.aoa.org

17-23 National Poison Prevention Week
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
301-504-7908
www.poisonprevention.org
Minnesota Safety Council
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/
family/poison.cfm


April
1-7 National Public Health Week
American Public Health Association
202-777-2742
www.nphw.org/

7-13 Window Safety Week
Window Safety Task Force
847-303-5859
http://www.nsc.org/

15-19 Severe Weather Awareness Week
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management
651-201-7424
https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/weather-
awareness-preparedness/Pages/severe-weather
-awareness-week-program.aspx


15-19 National Work Zone Awareness Week
Federal Highway Administration
202-366-0650
http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/outreach/
wz_awareness.htm


21-27 Playground Safety Week
National Program for Playground Safety
800-554-7529
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
National Bike Month
League of American Bicyclists
202-822-1333
hwww.bikeleague.org/
Minnesota Safety Council
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/bicycle

Clean Air Month
American Lung Association
800-586-4872
www.lungusa.org/

National Electrical Safety Month
National Electrical Safety Foundation
703-841-3296
http://esfi.org/index.cfm/page/National-
Electrical-Safety-Month-2012-Toolkit/
cdid/12474/pid/11523


Older Americans Month
Administration on Aging
800-677-1116
www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Press_Room/Observances
/2012/OAM_Theme.aspx

Fall prevention:
Minnesota SeniorSafe
Minnesota Safety Council

800-444-9150
http://www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/
SeniorSafe/


18-24 National Safe Boating Week
National Safe Boating Council
703-361-4294
www.safeboatingcampaign.com/

May 20 - June 2 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


June
National Safety Month
National Safety Council
630-775-2160
www.nsc.org/nsc_events/Nat_Safe_Month/
Pages/home.aspx


2-8 National CPR and AED Awareness Week
Minnesota Safety Council
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/
firstaid/index.cfm


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


15-21 Child Passenger Safety Week
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration

www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS
Safe Kids USA
www.safekids.org/safety-basics/
safety-spotlight/child-passenger
-safety-week/

Minnesota Safety Council
www.carseatsmadesimple.org

15-21 National Farm Safety and Health Week
National Safety Council
630-775-2023
www.nsc.org/necas/
October
Eye Injury Prevention Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology
415-561-8500
http://www.aao.org/

7-11 Drive Safely Work Week
Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
703-891-6005
www.trafficsafety.org/drivesafelyworkweek/
about-dsww.php

Minnesota Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/nets/
DriveSafelyWorkWeek.cfm


6-12 National Fire Prevention Week
National Fire Protection Association
800-344-3555
www.nfpa.org/safety-information/
fire-prevention-week


20-26 National Teen Driver Safety Week
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
www.nhtsa.gov/Teen-Drivers
Minnesota Safety Council
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/
traffic/youngdrivers.cfm


21-25 School Bus Safety Week
National Association for Pupil Transportation
800-989-6278
www.napt.org

November
TBD Winter Hazard Awareness Week
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management
651-201-7424
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)
202-493-2977
www.nhtsa.gov/StopImpairedDriving
Minnesota Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
http://www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/
nets/ImpairedDrivingMaterials.cfm


2-6 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
www.aota.org/olderdriverweek
Minnesota Safety Council
www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/
traffic/mature.cfm


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