Ensuring a Safe + Sound Workplace

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Safe + Sound Week is August 13-17, 2018. The national event focuses on raising awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs. Regardless of size or industry type, all companies are encouraged to join the effort and participate in promoting important workplace safety programs, including those focused on management leadership, worker participation, and a systemic approach to finding and fixing workplace hazards.

Safety and health programs are an important part of how businesses operate and keep employees safe every day. Additionally, a strategic focus on safety programs can help businesses find new ways to recognize unsafe conditions and implement control measures, ultimately leading to a continual improvement of safety conditions in the workplace. A video posted by the US Department of Labor indicates the top 5 reasons to participate in this nationwide event:

  1. Prevent Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
  2. Increase Worker Satisfaction
  3. Reduce Costs
  4. Improve Productivity
  5. Send Workers Home, Safe + Sound

Your business can commit to ensuring safety in your workplace this Safe + Sound Week by going directly to the OSHA website to sign up. The site provides various activities that you can implement at your workplace as well as virtual events that can be accessed anytime and anywhere. You can host a tailored event for your workers or engage your community with a public event. Once you have completed your events, you can download a certificate and recognize your organization and employees. 

For Maryland-based businesses, The Maryland Occupational Safety & Health is promoting this event through a kick-off meeting on August 9th in Cockeysville, Maryland.  Click Here for more information and the register for the event.

If you have any questions about Safe + Sound Week, or how you can implement or enhance your safety program, please contact me directly at poconnor@rcmd.com or at 410.769.6498.

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