Help Us Honor U.S. DHS “If You See Something, Say Something” Awareness Day (September 25)
September 17, 2020
2020 has proven to be a busy year for member companies of the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) and all those within our industry, as the COVID-19 health crisis has affected worker safety in new ways. However, the need to remain vigilant and aware of more common threats continues to be a priority. To that end, CGA is helping to spread the word about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s national “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day on Friday, September 25, 2020.
In 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched the national “SeeSay” Awareness Day, to elevate its “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign and highlight the importance of suspicious activity reporting for a broader audience.
Agencies such as DHS, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), as well as CGA continue to produce information to support and increase the resources available on this important topic.
As an industry with many products identified as high-risk security chemicals, it is essential to ensure that critical information be made available to educate employees on how to observe and report suspicious activity. Almost every incident can be prevented if we are more in tune, aware, and proactive. Prevention starts with the individual. Each individual effort will add up to make a huge difference for our individual sites, our companies, our industry, and our communities and families.
CGA members already know that keeping employees and facilities safe is an integral part of our mission. We also strive to keep members informed of critical safety resources from partners to enhance safety measures that are already in place.
DHS provides multiple resources and tools in support of the 2020 “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign, including:
- a map with each state’s instructions on reporting suspicious activity
- downloadable leadership content available for use in staff discussions
- awareness quizzes – watch the videos for everyday examples of suspicious activity/behavior and how easy it is to miss
We encourage you to explore these resources to lead conversations and activities, leading up to, and on September 25.
Join us in spreading the word!