SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 66
(Senate - May 18, 2005)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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   SENATE RESOLUTION 145--DESIGNATING JUNE 2005 AS ``NATIONAL SAFETY 
                                MONTH''

  Mr. DeWINE (for himself and Mrs. Feinstein) submitted the following 
resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

                              S. Res. 145

       Whereas the mission of the National Safety Council is to 
     educate and influence society to adopt safety, health, and 
     environmental policies, practices, and procedures that 
     prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses 
     arising from preventable causes;
       Whereas the National Safety Council works to protect lives 
     and promote health with innovative programs;
       Whereas the National Safety Council, founded in 1913, is 
     celebrating its 92nd anniversary in 2005 as the premier 
     source of safety and health information, education, and 
     training in the United States;
       Whereas the National Safety Council was congressionally 
     chartered in 1953, and is celebrating its 52nd anniversary in 
     2005 as a congressionally chartered organization;
       Whereas even with advancements in safety that create a 
     safer environment for the people of the United States, such 
     as new legislation and improvements in technology, the 
     unintentional-injury death toll is still unacceptable;
       Whereas the National Safety Council has demonstrated 
     leadership in educating the Nation in the prevention of 
     injuries and deaths to senior citizens as a result of falls;
       Whereas citizens deserve a solution to nationwide safety 
     and health threats;
       Whereas such a solution requires the cooperation of all 
     levels of government, as well as the general public;
       Whereas the summer season, traditionally a time of 
     increased unintentional-injury fatalities, is an appropriate 
     time to focus attention on both the problem and the solution 
     to such safety and health threats; and
       Whereas the theme of ``National Safety Month'' for 2005 is 
     ``Safety: Where We Live, Work, and Play'': Now, therefore, be 
     it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates June 2005 as ``National Safety Month''; and
       (2) requests that the President issue a proclamation 
     calling upon the people of the United States to observe the 
     month with appropriate ceremonies and activities that promote 
     acknowledgment, gratitude, and respect for the advances of 
     the National Safety Council and its mission.
  Mr. DeWINE. Mr. President, today I join with Senator Feinstein to 
submit a resolution to designate June 2005 as ``National Safety 
Month.'' This year, the National Safety Council has selected ``Safety: 
Where We Live, Work, and Play'' as the theme for National Safety Month.
  Public safety in our homes, communities, workplace, and on our roads 
and highways is a vital challenge that we must constantly address. 
According to

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the National Safety Council, more than 20 million Americans suffer 
disabling injuries and 100,000 people die from their injuries each 
year. In the United States, nearly 43,000 people die each year from 
motor vehicle crashes, making auto fatalities the number one killer of 
those between the ages of 4 and 34. Many of these deaths and injuries 
can be prevented with proper education and precautionary measures.
  The goal of National Safety Month is to raise public awareness of 
safety and prevention in hopes of reducing these deaths and injuries. 
June also is an appropriate month to focus our efforts on public safety 
since the summer season is traditionally a time of increased 
unintentional injuries and fatalities. Throughout the month, the 
National Safety Council and other safety organizations will urge 
businesses to increase their standards of safety in the workplace and 
provide information to individuals regarding injury prevention in 
homes, communities, and on roads and highways. I look forward to 
working with other members of the Senate and House and the safety 
organizations to help educate the public on the importance of injury 
prevention, so that we can reach our goal of saving more lives.
  I thank Senator Feinstein for her support of this resolution and for 
her continued dedication to public safety. I would also like to thank 
the National Safety Council and congratulate them as the Council 
celebrates its 92nd anniversary in 2005, as a leading source of safety 
and health information, education, and training in the United States.

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