The Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges all workplaces to participate in Safe and Sound Week next week.
The annual national promotion aims to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in the workplace.
OSHA urges all workplaces to select safety-related activities to engage employees and raise awareness of the value of avoiding workplace injuries. In Washington State, avoided injuries hold down workers’ compensation costs that must be met both by employers and employees. The state requires companies to conduct and document regular safety meetings including covering safety precautions during employee orientation.
In addition, WRA’s Retro Program partially refunds workers’ compensation insurance checks to members who maintain safe workplaces.
Visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Safe + Sound website to learn more including which companies are participating in Washington State. For ideas on how to participate, watch OSHA’s webinar about Safe + Sound Week.