OSHA and dozens of partner organizations want companies to take some time to put a particular focus on the value of workplace safety and health programs.
Employers are encouraged to hold their own events during Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 13-29, 2018.
According to OSHA, Safe + Sound Week is:
“A nationwide event 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.”
Among the organizations that have signed on as campaign supporters:
- The American Society of Safety Professionals says Safe + Sound Week emphasizes the need for safety and health management systems at small- and mid-sized businesses, such as ANSI/ASSP Z10 and ISO 45001.
- The National Safety Council has listed several of its resources for employers on topics such as fatigue, prescription drugs and cell phone use.
- The American Industrial Hygiene Association highlights its video with suggestions on how employers can participate.
- The Center for Construction Research and Training lists resources on its website to create or update a workplace safety and health program.