2017 Safety Observances

January February March April May June September October December

January
National Radon Action Month
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon-action-month-event-planning-kit
National Safety Council
http://www.nsc.org/NSCDocuments_Advocacy/Fact%20Sheets/Radon-and-Radiation.pdf
South Dakota Safety Council
www.southdakotasafetycouncil.org

February
5-11 Burn Awareness Week
American Burn Association
www.ameriburn.org/preventionBurnAwareness.php

March
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Brain Injury Association of America
www.biausa.org/brain-injury-awareness-month.htm
Brain Injury Alliance of South Dakota
www.braininjurysd.org/

Save Your Vision Month
American Optometric Association
www.aoafoundation.org/optometry-cares-supporters/save-your-vision-month/

19-25 National Poison Prevention Week
Poison Prevention Week Council
www.poisonprevention.org

April
Distracted Driving Awareness Month
National Safety Council
http://bit.ly/1y7J9zd
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
www.distraction.gov/

2-8 National Window Safety Week
National Safety Council
http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/about-national-window-safety-week.aspx

3-7 National Work Zone Awareness Week
American Traffic Safety Services Association
http://www.atssa.com/Events/NationalWorkZoneAwarenessWeek.aspx

3-9 National Public Health Week
American Public Health Association
http://www.nphw.org/2016

17-21 Severe Weather Awareness Week
National Weather Service, Sioux Falls
www.crh.noaa.gov/fsd/cwa.php

24-28 Playground Safety Week
National Program for Playground Safety
www.playgroundsafety.org/safety-week/introduction

28 Workers' Memorial Day
American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Org. (AFLCIO)
www.aflcio.org/Issues/Job-Safety/WorkersMemorialDay

May
Water Safety Month
National Water Safety Month Coalition
http://apsp.org/nwsm/

National Bike Month
League of American Bicyclists
www.bikeleague.org/content/national-bike-month

Clean Air Month
American Lung Association
www.lungusa.org/

National Electrical Safety Month
National Electrical Safety Foundation
http://www.esfi.org/program/
national-electrical-safety-month-314


Older Americans Month
Administration on Aging
http://www.acl.gov/newsroom/observances/oam/

TBD Click It or Ticket Campaign
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
www.nhtsa.gov/CIOT

20-26 National Safe Boating Week
National Safe Boating Council
www.safeboatingcouncil.org/

June
National Safety Month
National Safety Council
www.nsc.org/nsc_events/Nat_Safe_Month/
Pages/home.aspx


1-7 National CPR and AED Awareness Week
South Dakota Safety Council
http://www.southdakotasafetycouncil.org/firstaid/firstaid.cfm

September
National Preparedness Month
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
www.ready.gov

17-23 National Farm Safety and Health Week
National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS)
www.necasag.org

TBD Child Passenger Safety Week
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration

http://www.safercar.gov/parents/index.htm
Safe Kids Worldwide
www.safekids.org/child-passenger-safety

October
Eye Injury Prevention Month
American Academy of Ophthalmology
http://www.aao.org/

TBD Drive Safely Work Week
Network of Employers for Traffic Safety
http://trafficsafety.org/drivesafelyworkweek/

8-14 National Fire Prevention Week
National Fire Protection Association
www.nfpa.org/safety-information/
fire-prevention-week


TBD National Teen Driver Safety Week
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
www.nhtsa.gov/Teen-Drivers
South Dakota Safety Council
http://www.southdakotasafetycouncil.org/traffic/driver.cfm

17-21 School Bus Safety Week
National Association for Pupil Transportation
www.napt.org

December
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/Impaired_Driving/index.html
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
www.nhtsa.gov/StopImpairedDriving

TBD Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
www.aota.org/olderdriverweek



Contact the South Dakota Safety Council at sdsc@southdakotasafetycouncil.org
or phone 605-361-7785 or 1-800-952-5539.