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Health & Safety Watch: Safe+Sound Week

Posted on 03 August 2021 by cradmin

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. This year OSHA invites companies to participate August 9-15.

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.

All organizations looking for an opportunity to recognize their commitment to safety are welcome to participate. Last year, more than 3,400 businesses helped to raise awareness about workers’ health and safety.

Sign up on the OSHA website and then identify activities and events to plan and promote for your workplace or community. The site includes example activities, graphics and other resources. After you’ve completed your events, you can download a certificate and virtual challenge coin to recognize your organization.

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Safe + Sound Week Kicks Off on August 12

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Safe + Sound Week Kicks Off on August 12

Posted on 30 July 2019 by cradmin

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will join businesses and organizations nationwide to recognize the importance and successes of workplace safety and health programs during Safe + Sound Week, August 12-18, 2019.

The week-long event encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives, and highlight workers’ contributions to improving safety. Businesses that incorporate safety and health programs can help prevent injuries and illnesses, reduce workers’ compensation costs, and improve productivity.

“Leadership commitment matters and demonstrates workplace safety is a priority,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt. “Safe + Sound Week reminds employers that safety and health programs help businesses save money, eliminate injuries, and most importantly save lives.”

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 should participate. Learn more about how to help plan and promote safety and health plans.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

You may also be interested in other articles in our Health & Safety Watch series.

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Registration Now Open for Safe + Sound Week

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Registration Now Open for Safe + Sound Week

Posted on 27 July 2018 by cradmin

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) from August 13 to 19, 2018. The purpose of the event is “to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.”

OSHA stands by the premise that safe workplaces are sound businesses, and a proactive approach improves sustainability and the bottom line by helping to identify and mitigate hazards before they cause injuries or illnesses.

Organizations of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged to participate. This will show that the company has made a strong commitment to worker safety, which has been shown to raise morale and productivity.

Getting started is simple. All that has to be done is to select activities from the Safe + Sound Week schedule, provided by OSHA. The schedule is divided into three sections: an hour, a half day and a full day. After the activities have been completed, the employer will be awarded a downloadable certificate and a Web badge that will let others know about your commitment to safety.

For inspiration, a webinar is available to help organizations get ideas from past participants. Employers may also register online to put their business on a map of the USA with other registrants. Several promotional tools are also available to help make your event a success, including event agendas, checklists, invitations, flyers, logos, posters, banners, decals, press releases, emails and social media shareables.

For further information, registration and access to materials, visit OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week Webpage.

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OSHA Promotes Safe + Sound Week, Encourages Employer Participation

Posted on 19 May 2017 by cradmin

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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