National Safety Month at 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.