OSHA gears up for Safe + Sound Week, June 12-18

Event highlights importance of workplace safety and health programs

Posted June 7, 2017

OSHA is sponsoring a new nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value and importance of workplace safety and health programs. The Agency will observe Safe + Sound Week from June 12-18 with planned events around the country. Numerous trade associations and industry and professional groups have partnered with OSHA to promote the initiative.

OSHA is calling on organizations of all sizes and in a wide range of industries to participate in the week’s events.

OSHA says participating in Safe + Sound Week can reinvigorate existing safety and health programs or help to get a new program off the ground. Effective safety and health programs share the following core elements:

  1. Management leadership that commits to establishing, maintaining, and continually improving the program. Managers must also provide needed resources to support the program.
  2. Workers who help identify solutions for improvements. A workforce engaged in safety and health programs results in higher productivity, increased job satisfaction, and better worker retention, which combine to increase revenues and lower turnover and recruitment costs.
  3. A systematic “find and fix” approach that calls upon both employers and workers to examine their workplaces to identify and address hazards before and injury or illness occurs.

For information on planned events around the country, visit OSHA's website.

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