Duke’s Occupational & Environmental Safety Office and Workers’ Compensation Office want to see your best safety selfie for National Safety Month in June.
National Safety Month, established by the National Safety Council, is a nationwide campaign that focuses on increasing awareness of safety in the workplace.
As part of the annual campaign, Duke staff and faculty are invited to send photographs that illustrate how they or their unit eliminate risks to prevent workplace injuries and how they practice on-the-job safety. Photos must be taken at work between June 1, 2019, and July 1, 2019, and submitted by July 1, 2019. The employee with the winning photo will select from either a Fitbit Versa Smartwatch or a GoPro Hero 7 White.
The aim of the challenge is to help identify risks to prevent injuries in the work environment. Chip Kyles, director of Workers’ Compensation, said the most common types of injuries at Duke are slips, cuts and muscle strains.
“The selfie contest is an opportunity to focus on the contributions that individual employees make to form a strong safety culture,” Kyles said. “In a strong safety culture, every employee understands the risks in their own work environment and takes responsibility to mitigate those risks.”
As examples of pictures to submit for the challenge, participants can send photos of themselves removing cords on the floor that could cause someone to trip, washing their hands or using hand sanitizer and identifying the nearest fire extinguisher.
Kyles and Nicole Greeson, director of Occupational Hygiene and Safety for Occupational & Environmental Safety Office, will determine the winning photo based on what captures an interesting element of Duke’s workplace safety culture.
“We want to encourage employees to always think about safety,” Greeson said.
Submit your safety selfie here.
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