Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA will join businesses and organizations nationwide, August 12-18, to recognize the importance of workplace safety and health programs. The agency’s Safe + Sound Week encourages employers to implement safety initiatives and highlight workers’ contributions to accident reduction. Businesses that incorporate safety and health programs can help prevent injuries and illnesses, reduce workers’ compensation costs, and improve productivity, OSHA officials contend.
“Leadership commitment matters and demonstrates workplace safety is a priority,” says Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt. “Safe + Sound Week reminds employers that safety and health programs help businesses save money, eliminate injuries, and most importantly save lives.”
The agency urges organizations of any size or in any industry looking for an opportunity to showcase their commitment to safety through participation in Safe + Sound Week, details on which are posted here.