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Safety and Prevention Awareness Observances

Observance (National unless otherwise indicated)
Burn Awareness Week  American Burn Association  Shriners Hospitals for Children 1st full week of Feb.  
Texas Severe Weather Awareness Week  NOAA National Weather Service Early March
Poison Prevention Week   Poison Prevention Week Council  3rd week of March
Texas Flood Safety Awareness Week  NOAA National Weather Service Mid-March
Youth Sports Safety Month  National Youth Sports Safety Foundation    April
Playground Safety Week  National Program for Playground Safety        April
Safe Kids Day  Safe Kids USA        Mid-April; check website for exact date
Youth Traffic Safety Month  National Organizations for Youth Safety May
Arson Awareness Week  U.S. Fire Administration 1st full week of May
Global Wildfire Awareness Week  International Association of Wildland Fire Early May
Emergency Services Week  American College of Emergency Physicians 3rd week in May
Hurricane Preparedness Week  National Hurricane Center, NOAA 4th full week of May
Safe Boating Week  National Safe Boating Council Week prior to Memorial Day
Home Safety Month  Safe Kids USA June
Safety Month  National Safety Council June
Fireworks Safety Month  Prevent Blindness America June 1-July 4 
Texas Lightning Awareness Week  NOAA National Weather Service Mid- to Late June
UV Safety Month  Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Sponsor - American Academy of Opthalmology July
Back to School Safety Month  Safe Kids USA August
Campus Fire Safety Month  Campus Firewatch Sept.
Preparedness Month  Ready America Sept.
Childhood Injury Prevention Week  American Academy of Pediatrics Early Sept.
Child Passenger Safety Week  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 3rd week in Sept.
Falls Prevention Awareness Day  National Council on Aging First day of Fall
National School Backpack Awareness Day  American Occupational Therapy Association 3rd Wednesday
Fire Prevention Week  National Fire Protection Association Week of Oct. 9
School Bus Safety Week  National Association for Pupil Transportation 3rd full week of Oct.

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Last updated: 08/07/2014

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