This month is all about creating safety in the community, workplace and at home. We all want a safe environment for ourselves, our families and co-workers.
The National Safety Council has created several key topics to observe for National Safety Month:
• Stop overuse of prescription drugs
• Be aware of your surroundings
• Create safety in your home
• Put an end to unsafe driving practices
During this month, the CSU Communicator will feature several articles and tips on these topics and more as we salute safety and occupational safety and health. Join us by sharing these stories and ideas with your families, co-workers and those in the community. Becoming more aware and taking action is a team effort.
Safety is a huge part of the CSU legacy since the occupational safety and health degree (associate through master’s) was one of our first degrees offered many years ago. My dad, Dr. Mayes, saw the need for education to be offered in safety fields. I can remember my dad diving into the safety regulations and literally retaining this information so well that he became an expert in just a short amount of time.
By doing this, he had the dream of starting an online university to help safety professionals become more educated. CSU was one of the first to offer this program and has continued to be in the forefront for offering education in occupational safety and health.
Each year at graduation, I meet many students who have received their degree in occupational safety and health and offer story after story about how their CSU education has helped them land an incredible dream job. We are so proud of our safety professionals!
Since it is National Safety Month, I want to hear from you. Let us know in the comments how you are doing and how obtaining your degree in this field has changed your life.