Safe & Sound Week

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The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is sponsoring “Safe + Sound Week”   June 12 – 18th, 2017 to promote Safety and Health Programs.

 

This is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs.  Safety and health programs can help employers and workers identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, and improve sustainability and the bottom line.

 

Throughout this week, organizations are encouraged to host events and activities that showcase the core elements of an effective safety and health program--management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing workplace hazards.  Examples include:

 

  • Management Leadership: Deliver a safety and health message; Establish a visible presence to promote safety and health; Formalize and publicize your commitment to safety and health; Take your commitment to safety and health beyond your organization
  • Worker Participation: Show you are listening and ask for feedback; Empower workers with safety and health information; Recognize workers or teams for contributions to workplace safety;
  • Find and Fix Hazards: Spotlight hazards and controls; Create challenges, contests, and competitions; Evaluate safety and health processes and systems; Conduct analyses to identify hazards

 

There are ideas and tools to help plan activities and events on the Safe + Sound Week webpage and organizations that participate will receive a certificate of recognition.  There is also a list of free and public events taking place during this week across the country.  Also,  please feel free to review the attached Safe + Sound Week one pager.

 

For any questions or additional information, please email safeandsoundcampaign@dol.gov.

 

To follow and join in on social media, check out @OSHA_DOL #safeandsound.

 

 

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Posted: 4/27/2017 10:20 AM
Posted By: Zainab K Fawehinmi
Posted In: YouthBuild
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