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June is National Safety Month

(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons)

(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) -- The Air Force Safety Center joins the National Safety Council in highlighting June as National Safety Month.

According to the NSC, the goal for National Safety Month is to raise awareness of what it takes to stay "SafeForLife," and focus on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads and in homes and communities.

"Safety awareness and mishap prevention in the Air Force is a job we must all accomplish every day, everywhere," said Bill Parsons, the Air Force chief of occupational safety. "A large part of awareness is risk management. When we continue to improve our risk management abilities, we enhance awareness which, in turn, prevents mishaps in all situations."

The NSC themes for each week of June are:

- Week 1: Stand ready to respond
- Week 2: Be healthy
- Week 3: Watch out for dangers
- Week 4: Share roads safely

Safety materials available for use are found at the NSC website and on the AFSEC Occupational Safety SharePoint site.

"Safety is a habit you can live with," said Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller, the Air Force chief of safety. "Whether it's at work, at home or at play, we must make safe decisions for ourselves and those we care about."

The Air Force Occupational Safety Division has purchased an Air Force-wide membership to the NSC which provides units with safety information and practical tips for on and off-duty activities. For more information, contact the AFSEC Occupational Safety Division at AFSC.SEG@us.af.mil.