A new nationwide event to raise awareness of the importance of safety and health programs is coming up in June, and OSHA is encouraging companies and safety professionals to plan ahead for it.
Safe + Sound Week, June 12-18, is intended to encourage employers 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.
Organizations of all sizes are welcome to participate. Why should they? OSHA points out that successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, thereby improving sustainability and the bottom line.
Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started or energize an existing one.
Here’s how to get involved:
Select your activities
In order to participate in Safe + Sound Week, you should plan activities and events that include at least one, but preferably all three, of the core elements of a successful safety and health program:
Plan and promote your events
OSHA is providing various tools and resources for this, such as event agendas, checklists, invitations, and flyers; logos, web badges, posters, banners, and decals; press releases, proclamations, articles, and emails; social media shareables and tips; and materials for recruiting other participants.
Get recognized for your participation
Organizations will be able to provide feedback about their participation in Safe + Sound Week and download materials, including a certificate of recognition and a participant web badge, following the event. The Participant Satisfaction Survey will be available on June 12th
Visit the Safe + Sound Week page for more information and to register events.