Implementing a safety and health program is one of the most effective ways to reduce injuries and illnesses, and improve business. Effective workplace safety and health programs can increase worker satisfaction, improve productivity, and reduce costs associated with on-the-job injuries.
With this in mind, OSHA is encouraging Americans to commit to workplace safety and health by participating in Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018. The nationwide event was created 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.
Over 200 organizations and businesses are partnering with OSHA to promote the importance of safety and health programs.
Participating in Safe + Sound Week is easy: Organizations of any size or in any industry looking for an opportunity to show their commitment to safety can participate. Start by visiting the Safe + Sound website for more information, resources, and tools to help plan and promote safety events.
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.