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Safe + Sound Week was observed during August and the week was a time to celebrate the successes of workplace safety and health programs. Throughout the week, information was made readily available for other tips to help improve workplace safety.
The United States Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) believes that the annual event is beneficial in many ways. Successful health and safety programs can identify and manage workplace hazards so injuries and illness can be avoided. OSHA’s goal is to improve sustainability and make safety the priority.
Many organizations have found participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get a safety program underway, bring new life to an existing program, or just offer companies the opportunity to recognize successful programs and employee efforts.
Who Should Participate?
All organizations who are needing an opportunity to recognize their safety commitment should join in the annual event. During 2018, more than 2,70 businesses participated and helped raise awareness about workers’ safety and health. During 2019, almost 2,500 businesses signed up to join the activities.
To learn more about the annual event, and to participate next year, visit the OSHA website at https://www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek/. You should plan year-round for safety and implement the appropriate changes and programs to help encourage your employees to safely and effectively handle all projects.
Every business should have a safety plan in place and have a published list of safety protocol for all the different job roles in their operation. Businesses who have such programs have much lower accident rates and fewer injuries reported.