Now that the kick off of OSHA’s inaugural Safe + Sound Week is less than three weeks away, it is time to start finalizing your plans and programs for the week. If you have not considered taking advantage of this opportunity to highlight and invigorate your EHS program, please reconsider!
All types of organizations are encouraged to participate in this campaign. Businesses of any size and in any type of industry are asked to show their commitment to safety during the week of June 12-18, 2017. If you are interested in finding out more about how to participate and earn a certificate of recognition, visit OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week webpage.
Finding the time and building the momentum to hold a safety week can be quite a challenge. Soliciting help from your safety committee, safety officers, and workers with a high regard for safety will share the burden of work as well as give others the opportunity to share their opinion on important topics to cover. You may be surprised by the creative ideas that are offered when you solicit input and assistance. Participation should also increase when more individuals have their hands in the planning and implementation. Taking advantage of this campaign may be the key to engaging more employees in your safety program on a daily basis.
This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of your safety program in a fun and engaging way!