National Safety Month is a National Safety Council (NSC) program that is observed annually to help raise awareness about and promote workplace safety. This year is the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month, and with the U.S. seeing the highest number of workplace deaths since 2007, it’s more important than ever to increase safety awareness and prevent incidents.
Who is the NSC?
The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate. The NSC focuses efforts on eliminating leading causes of preventable death in the workplace. They utilize research and data to drive their safety programs: from perception surveys and assessments to tracking the trends, they create real, usable, experiential education, training and tools to mitigate risk in the workplace.
The NSC has promoted National Safety Month each year for the past 25 years, in an effort to increase awareness about the importance of safety in the workplace and at home. At Streamlight, we value the importance of creating a safe work environment and share in the NSC’s goal to promote safety in the workplace. That’s why we engineer our safety-rated lights to make sure everyone has a lighting tool that is safe to use in their work environment.
Did you know not all intrinsically safe lights are safe for every environment? Many brands use “intrinsically safe” on their lighting products, which can be confusing for users who are trying to select a light that will work well and be safe for their specific application. At Streamlight, we take the extra step, identifying which divisions and hazard groups our lights are rated for so you can make a choice that puts safety first.
Not quite sure what division or zone you are in or how to select the right light? Understanding the differences between divisions, hazard groups, and zones can be complex. We want to make sure our customers are choosing the right light for their application, every time. This National Safety Month, we encourage you to check out our video about different safety ratings within hazardous work environments. Whether you’re just curious about safety ratings or you're selecting a light for a hazardous environment, this video provides great insight and can mitigate risk in the workplace.