National Safety Month at George Washington Birthplace National Monument
George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Safety is essential at the park
Practicing safe habits at the park!
NPS

Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
Play it Safe
Year Accomplished:
2014

 We place an even greater premium on employee safety so there are occassions when historical accuracy takes second place to our well-being. Because we regularly work with large animals, around heavy object, and on uneven surfaces, we need toe protection, ankle support, and soles that grip--features that are lacking in 18th century footwear. We also use eye protection, another item you certainly wouldn't have seen on an 18th century blacksmith.