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National Safety Month Week Two: Be Healthy

 A.H. Harris wants to me sure you're staying as healthy and safe as possible on the jobsite.  Make sure you're providing your body with the necessary nutrients and always wearing the proper safety gear.  

During June of every year, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death from homes and communities to work environments and jobsites.  In 1996, the National Safety Council established June as National Safety Month in attempts in increase awareness about how to prevent injury and death.  According to the NSC, 107,000 injuries occur each day, and 100% of those injuries are preventable.  Each week, a different safety topic is highlighted.  Week one is dedicated to being “Ready to Respond,” week two “Be Healthy,” week three “Watch Out For Dangers,” and week four “Share Roads Safely.”    

This week is devoted to being healthy. Eating properly is one of the most important aspects of injury prevention.  Arguably, working on a construction site is one of the most physically demanding jobs.  It calls for a large exertion of physical and psychological energy.  Because of this, diet is an important key to working at your greatest potential. 

Signs of lack of food:

  • Fatigue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness


To avoid these from occurring, it is important to eat healthy balanced meals throughout the day. Try foods that are high in protein and contain essential vitamins.  Some healthy options may include:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Whole grain toast
  • Oatmeal
  • Egg whites
  • Fresh fruit
  • Almonds
  • String Cheese
  • Vegetables & brown rice


Changing your diet will not only have you feeling better, but keep you energized throughout your work day. Of course the most important way to stay healthy and safe is to DRINK WATER! Please ensure all safety tips to your team.


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