For over 100 years, the National Safety Council has worked alongside companies throughout the United States to equip and empower employees to be safer at work. As a safety advocate, the NSC’s goal is that workers will use the safety concepts and considerations in their personal lives as well, making the United States a safer place for everyone. The nonprofit organization progresses to this goal with its values to: Be Safe, Be Bold, Be Impactful, and Be NSC. PLH Group is a strong supporter of the NSC and carries their message throughout its entities through its conferences, trainings, and safety observances, such as National Safety Month.
“Safety and teamwork must go hand-in-hand. Without one, it is impossible to have the other,” said Vice President of PLH Group’s Safety, Health, and Environmental Elsie Bentley. “We believe that’s not just the case within PLH Group’s workforce, but within the industry and national workforce, also. That’s why it’s so important to have partnerships like we do with the National Safety Council. By observing National Safety Month alongside thousands of other organizations, we can make a significant impact on the safety of our nation’s workforce.”
The NSC states that National Safety Month strives to keep employees safe from “the workplace to anyplace”. PLH Group and other participating organizations will focus on a different safety topic each week throughout the month of June.
“We will focus on these four topics throughout all of our entities through both small group discussions and organization-wide communication,” said Elsie. “Regardless of the format, the point is that all of our employees will be discussing the same topics as they apply to individualized work. These open discussions encourage employees to not only talk about safety together, but also empower employees to take the responsibility of keeping everyone on their team – and throughout their workplace or jobsite – safe.”
The National Safety Council provides resources for organizations of any size and within any industry to participate in National Safety Month. Follow #NationalSafetyMonth to see how PLH Group and other participating organizations observe National Safety Month throughout the month of June.