Safe and Sound Week
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Safety Council (NSC) are sponsoring Safe and Sound Week from August 10-16. The event reminds employers how safety programs reduce injuries at the workplace.
Each year, more than four million people endure job-related injuries or illnesses, and 5,000 die from incidents at work. Implementing a health and safety program not only reduces accidents, it also engages workers, boosts morale, reduces turnover, and saves money.
OSHA provides ten simple steps to start a program at your workplace.
- Establish safety and health as a core value
- Lead by example
- Implement a reporting system
- Provide training
- Conduct inspections
- Collect hazard control ideas
- Implement hazard controls
- Address emergencies
- Seek input on workplace changes
- Make improvements to the program