National Safety Month Focuses on Building Safety Culture

Posted on June 10, 2020

June is National Safety Month, recognized annually by the National Safety Council as a time to focus on saving lives and preventing injuries, both in the workplace and at home. 

One emphasis of this year’s National Safety Month is building a safety culture, which is a major focus for the MHA Keystone Center as it strives to help healthcare providers achieve excellence in the outcomes desired by the people they serve. National Safety Month 2020

The MHA Keystone Center provides evidence-based practices, resources and education to its members to improve safety and quality across healthcare organizations. Below are ways in which healthcare providers can improve the safety culture within their organizations: 

  • Participate and submit data for the MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative, which addresses four key areas: safe patient handling; workplace violence; sharps; and slips, trips and falls. 
  • Recognize an individual or team who demonstrates a commitment to the prevention of patient or staff harm by submitting a nomination for the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award
  • Review the Reliability Culture Implementation Guide, a comprehensive tool that combines the five principles of high reliability — preoccupation with failure, reluctance to simplify, sensitivity to operations, commitment to resilience and deference to expertise —  with elements of safety culture.  
  • Register for the final call in the interactive Safe Patient Handling and Mobility series, scheduled for Aug. 12.
  • Review the additional resources that are located on the MHA Community site

Additionally, the National Safety Council released its Safe Actions for Employee Returns (SAFER) framework, a multifaceted effort to help employers prioritize safety as their employees return to traditional work environments post-quarantine. The document outlines six critical areas employers must prioritize as they consider reopening. 

The National Safety Council and the MHA Keystone Center are committed to safety, saving lives and preventing injuries. Downloadable resources for National Safety Month are available on the National Safety Council website. Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center


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