OSHA Promotes Safe + Sound Week, Encourages Employer Participation

Posted on 19 May 2017 by CRadmin3

Save-the-Date_Web-badge_for-web-programmersThe Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), in conjunction with its state-specific partners, is promoting a new annual event known as Safe + Sound Week and encourages employers of all types to participate in the event June 12 to 18, 2017.

Safe + Sound week was developed to raise awareness about three core elements of effective safety-and-health programs:

  • Management Leadership – It is dependent upon company leaders to deliver the message about the importance of safety and health, and they act as a “visible presence” in the promotion of this message. Management formalizes and publicizes the program and the company’s commitment to its employees and the community.
  • Worker Participation – Providing workers with information and asking for feedback are essential in empowering them to watch for their own health and safety. Individuals and teams should be recognized for all the contributions made in the sake of workplace safety.
  • Finding and Fixing Hazards – All hazards and controls in the workplace are spotlighted and evaluated individually and as part of the safety program. These evaluations are made periodically to identify new hazards.

OSHA now has a Web page dedicated to Safe + Sound Week, and it provides information on Webinars, such as Showing Your Commitment to Workplace Safety & Health, scheduled for 2:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 23.

The page also includes an interactive map of all the events being held across the country and gives an overview of the three steps to becoming an employer sponsor:

  1. Select activities that include at least one, but preferably all three, of the core elements of Safe + Sound Week.
  2. Plan and promote the event to ensure success with a variety of free tools, such as graphics and signage guidelines, communications essentials, social media tips and promotion ideas.
  3. Following the event, participating employers will have a chance to leave feedback and receive a certification of recognition, participant Web badge and other materials.

If you are interested in participating in Safe + Sound Week, fill out this short online application.

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