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County Executive Leopold Reminds Residents That June is National Safety Month

Annapolis, MD (June 1, 2007) - Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold announces that the County will participate in National Safety Month during the month of June 2007.

Over the past three years the County has succeeded in reducing lost time injuries by 44%. In fact, since County Executive Leopold has taken office, the rate of lost time injuries has decreased by 28%. With the emphasis on safety in the County, tax dollars are being saved in every department and, most importantly, more employees are going home at the end of the day without being hurt.

This year the focus of National Safety Month is "Celebrating Safe Communities". A "safe community" constitutes any location where several people congregate (home, office, neighborhood) and promote healthy behaviors that protect people from harm in all aspects of their lives.

Workplace injures are on the decline, but the number of unintentional injures incurred off-the-job continues to rise. Since a person inhabits many different "communities" throughout the day, Anne Arundel County encourages businesses and individuals to reduce the risk of unintentional injury and death in everyday life.

Everyone should have a goal to make businesses, homes and all the places and roads in between safer for all of us. As the County endeavors to make local government workplaces safer, join us by endeavoring to make your home and workplace safer, too.

Visit the National Safety Council website at  to learn more about National Safety Month.

You can also plan on attending the 2nd Annual Community Disaster Preparedness Meeting on June 5, 2007 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Anne Arundel Community College, Florestano Building, Room 101. See the Office of Emergency Management website for more information.


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