Safety awareness events and compliance dates are centered around bringing awareness to a specific subject area. 

They also improve compliance and understanding of safer work practices. 

Safety awareness events send a message of appreciation to your employees. Morally and ethically, an organization has the responsibility to return their employees safe at home each night just like they received them in the morning. 


The first step to utilizing awareness days in your recognition strategy is to plan which days would be valuable to your company and employees. There are a variety of awareness days, weeks, and months to show appreciation, raise awareness, reduce accidents and increase employee engagement.

 Lesser known awareness days or weeks can offer additional themes and a short-term focus for program boosts. 


Many Safety Awareness Days are centered around causes and appreciation, making them a natural fit for safety incentive programs. 

2021 Safety Events & Compliance Dates Calendar 

March 2021

All Month

  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Ladder Safety Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month 

March 2: Electronic OSHA filing due

March 5: Employee Appreciation Day 

March 15: MIS drug and alcohol testing report due

March 21-27: National Poison Prevention Week

March 29-April 2: Grain Safety Stand Up Week

March 31: Clean Air Act Greenhouse Gas Reporting program (GHGRP)

April 2021

All Month

  • Workplace Violence Awareness Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • Stress Awareness Month 

April 4-10: National Window Safety Week

April 7: World Health Day

April 21: Administrative Professional's Day

April 22: Earth Day

April 26-30: National Work Zone Awareness Week

April 28:
Workers' Memorial Day
World Day for Safety & Health at Work  

May 2021

All Month

  • National Electric Safety Month
  • National Water Safety Month
  • Better Sleep Month
  • Better Hearing Month
  • National Building Safety Month
  • Clean Air Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • Global Employee Health & Fitness Month

May 2-8: North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

May 3-7:
Air Quality Awareness Week
Construction Safety Week
National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction

May 4-6: CVSA International Roadcheck

May 17-June 6: Click It or Ticket Campaign 

June 2021

All Month

  • National Safety Month
  • National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month
  • Home Safety Month
  • Trench Safety Month

June 6: National Secure Your Load Day

June 8: National Forklift Safety Day

June 20-23: National Lightning Safety Awareness Week

July 2021

All Month 

  • Vehicle Theft Prevention Month
  • National Fireworks Safety Month

July 1: Toxic Release Inventory Due

July 11-17: Operation Safe Driver Week 

July 31: Heatstroke Awareness Day 

August 2021

All Month

  • Impaired Driving National Enforcement (Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over)
  • National Immunization Awareness Month

August 9-15: OSHA Safe + Sound Week 

August 22-28: CVSA Brake Safety Week 

August 31: Form 2290 (Heavy Highway Vehicle Unit Tax) Due

September 2021

All Month 

  • National Preparedness Month
  • National Food Safety Month

September 12-18: National Driver Appreciation Week

September 20-26: Falls Prevention Week 

October 2021

All Month 

  • National Crime Prevention Month
  • National Protect Your Hearing Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October 1: Manufacturing Day

October 3-9: National Fire Prevention Week

October 14: Medicare Part D coverage notices Due

November 2021

November 1-8: Drowsy Driving Prevention Week 

December 2021

All Month 

  • National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
  • Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
  • National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
  • "Holiday Season" Drunk Driving Campaign

December 5-11:
National Handwashing Awareness Week
National Influenza Vaccination Week

C.A. SHORT Safety Incentive PROGRAMS

C.A. Short Company has over 80 years of experience building employee engagement and recognition programs. Whether your goal is to improve the overall value and quality of your employees' service, to manage and promote safe behavior within your safety culture, or to implement creative employee performance ideas for keeping your workforce motivated and focused. C.A. Short company offers custom safety incentive and recognition programs. 

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