National Safety Month
What is it?
Each June, the U.S. Army observes National Safety Month in conjunction with public and private organizations across the United States. National Safety Month, sponsored by the nonprofit National Safety Council, offers Army leaders a prime opportunity to energize on accident prevention efforts and engage Soldiers on safety.
What has the Army done?
The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center launches an Army-wide campaign each year in the month of June to mark National Safety Month. This year's campaign focuses on the significance of safety in four key areas: off-duty driving, civilian injury prevention, and ground and aviation operations.
Numerous online risk management tools and multimedia products are developed and refined to strengthen the current and future Army safety programs for use by leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals in the field, including:
(1) Army Readiness Assessment Program
(2) Army Risk Management Information System
(3) Ground Risk Assessment Tool (CAC-log-in required)
(4) Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation
(5) Preliminary Loss Reports
(6) Travel Risk Planning System
(7) Driver's Training Toolbox
(8) Range & Weapons Safety Toolbox
(9) Knowledge Magazine
(10) Seasonal/topical safety campaigns
Media products are made available on the USACRC website.
What continued efforts have been planned for the future?
Army Combat Readiness Center will continue to target efforts on safety and risk management issues affecting the entire Army. It will continue to provide supporting products and tools for users in the field. While the yearly campaigns may differ in topic areas or focus, materials will always be developed according to the Army's latest accident trends and risk mitigation initiatives.
Why is this important to the Army?
The spring and summer months are among the most dangerous times of year for Soldiers off duty, especially regarding accidents involving private motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal watercraft. Every day is critical when it comes to risk. Leaders, Soldiers, Family members and Army Civilians must work together to prevent needless losses within their formations. By using National Safety Month as a starting point for dialogue, leaders establish or enhance safety programs that pay dividends throughout the year, regardless of season. Army Safe is Army Strong!