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Safety Awareness Month Proclamation

Safety Awareness Month: 2018



WHEREAS, the State of North Carolina is committed to serving and protecting our communities, families, individuals, and visitors by ensuring our state is one of the safest and healthiest places to live and work; and

WHEREAS, National Safety Month focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and public spaces; and

WHEREAS, many workplace accidents and injuries can be prevented by employees who are engaged, alert, and informed on the best practices for identifying and eliminating potential hazards in the workplace; and

WHEREAS, unsafe work practices can have consequences for both businesses and employees, including personal injury, lost time from work, increased medical costs, and workers’ compensation claims; and

WHEREAS, all employees are essential to ensuring that North Carolina is a safe and great place to work, to live, and to visit; and

WHEREAS, the State of North Carolina and the Statewide Safety and Health Steering Committee encourage all state employees to commit to safety and to work together to eliminate hazards and prevent injuries

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ROY COOPER, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim June, 2018, as “SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH” in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.

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