OSHA Designates June 12-18 “Safe + Sound Week”

- In a June 1 press release, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that June 12-18, 2017, is being designated as “Safe + Sound Week” in a new nationwide effort to call on organizations across industries to raise awareness of workplace safety and health programs.

Safe + Sound Week is intended to help organizations start workplace safety programs or energize existing safety programs. According to OSHA, an effective safety program includes management teams prepared to commit themselves to safety improvements, workers and employees willing to identify solutions for improvements, and a routine and systematic “find and fix” approach to safety.

“Our nation has made great strides in raising awareness about the importance of workplace safety, yet more than four million workers suffer job-related injuries or illnesses annually,” stated U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “We can do better.”

Read the full press release here, and find resources for participating in Safe + Sound Week here.

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