OSHA Launches Inaugural Safe + Sound Week

Author, Alyssa Burley, Client Services Coordinator, Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its inaugural Safe + Sound Week, which runs from June 12 - 18, 2017.   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."

Why should your company participate?
Workplace safety and health programs can help companies proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness. That is good news for companies and employees.

How can businesses participate?
There are three easy steps to participating in Safe + Sound Week. Visit OSHA's Safe + Sound Week webpage for more information on each of these steps:

Step 1: Select the activities you would like to do at your workplace. There are three activities to choose from: Management Leadership, Worker Participation, and Find and Fix Hazards.

Step 2: Plan and promote your events.  OSHA has provided Event Tools, Graphics & Signage, Customizable Communications materials, Social Media (#SafeAndSound), and Recruitment Tools.

Step 3: Get recognized for your participation. Complete the online form to generate a Safe + Sound Week Certificate of Recognition and web badge for your organization.

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