Safe + Sound Week
Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs in the workplace. Organizations such as OSHA, NIOSH, The National Safety Council, ASSP, AIHA (and so many more!) have come together to organize and promote this week-long event that will be held August 13 - 19, 2018.
Safe workplaces are sound businesses, that is the theme of Safe + Sound Week. Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started or energize an existing one.
Organizations of any size or in any industry are encouraged to participate in Safe + Sound Week. This is a great opportunity for companies to show their commitment to safety to workers, customers, the public and business partners.
Participating in Safe + Sound Week is easy! Here are several suggestions to get you thinking what would be most appropriate for your organization.
- Deliver a safety and health message from the management leadership to the staff
- Management leadership can establish a visible presence to promote safety & health
- Empower workers with safety & health information
- Have employees provide feedback on what safety meeting topics or toolbox talks should be added to your safety program
- Recognize workers or teams for contributions to workplace safety
- Evaluate safety & health processes and systems to find and fix hazards
- Create challenges, contests and competitions to find and fix workplace hazards
- Share photos of your teams participating in Safe + Sound Week by using the hashtag #SafeAndSound2018 on Social Media
Planning and promoting your event can help make it a success. OSHA provides a lot of tools and resources that you can use so you don’t have to spend valuable time creating something from nothing. There are so many items to choose from including 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. All of these can be found on the Safe + Sound Week web page.
After you’ve completed your events, don’t forget to download a certificate to recognize your company and your workers.
Awareness campaigns, such as this one, offer a great opportunity to safety management, business owners and team leaders to highlight the importance and commitment the organization has to worker safety. It doesn’t take a lot of time, money or resources to participate. At minimum, consider an email from management to the staff, a brief safety meeting or a sign on the central bulletin board.
If your organization does not yet have a safety meeting program in place, Safe + Sound Week would be a great time to let your employees understand the organization’s commitment to safety by starting a regular safety meeting or toolbox talk schedule.
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