OSHA Gears Up for Safe + Sound Week

   Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. The event is back from Aug. 12-18. 2019. The goal of OSHA’s annual event is to encourage employers to implement workplace safety initiatives as well as highlight workers’ contributions to improving safety.
Why Participate?
Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.
Who Participates?
All organizations looking for an opportunity to recognize their commitment to safety are welcome to participate. Last year, more than 2,700 businesses helped to raise awareness about workers’ health and safety!
      “Leadership commitment matters and demonstrates workplace safety is a priority,” said Loren Sweatt, acting assistant secretary of labor. “Safe + Sound Week reminds employers that safety and health programs help businesses save money, eliminate injuries, and most importantly save lives.”
   OSHA supports participation from organizations of any size or in any industry looking for an opportunity to show their commitment to safety to workers, customers, the public or supply chain partners.
More information about Safe + Sound Week OSHA’s website.