This August, we invite you to participate in Safe + Sound Week, a nationwide event to recognize workplace safety and health programs. Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, while saving money and improving competitiveness.
SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE
Register at Safe + Sound Week | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha.gov). You can choose to have your workplace listed as a participant and counted among the thousands of businesses around the country that will participate this year.
PLAN AND PROMOTE YOUR SAFE + SOUND WEEK ACTIVITIES
Next, plan safety and health activities for your workplace. Find ideas, example activities, and graphics that you can use to plan and promote your activities by visiting the Safe + Sound Week website at osha.gov/safeandsoundweek/plan-and-promote.
Use Safe + Sound Week to get a program started or energize an existing program! This year we are sharing a new Safety and Health Programs Step-by-Step Guide and several ideas focused on heat safety. Or, plan an activity that will help your workplace recognize the importance of safety and health.
DEVELOPING YOUR SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM?
Visit osha.gov/safeandsound to learn why safety and health programs are important to your workplace. Find ways to incorporate worker participation, management leadership, and efective strategies for finding and fixing hazards into your program.
PLAN ACTIVITIES THAT FOCUS ON HEAT SAFETY
- Teach employees and managers about preventing and recognizing the signs of heat-related illness
- Create a written plan to prevent heat-related illness in the workplace
- Download the Heat Safety Tool to monitor the heat index at your workplace
- Complete the Employer Checklist for Outdoor and Indoor Heat-Related Injury and Illness Prevention