The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will join businesses and organizations across the country to promote workplace safety and health programs during Safe + Sound Week, August 12-18.
The week-long event encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives, and highlight workers' contributions to improving safety.
Businesses that incorporate safety and health programs can help prevent injuries and illnesses, reduce workers' compensation costs, and improve productivity.
"Leadership commitment matters and demonstrates workplace safety is a priority," said acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt.
"Safe + Sound Week reminds employers that safety and health programs help businesses save money, eliminate injuries, and most importantly save lives."
Organizations of any size or in any industry looking for an opportunity to show their commitment to safety to workers, customers, the public, or supply chain partners should participate.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees.
OSHA's role is to help ensure these conditions for American workers by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.
For more information, contact CBIA's Phillip Montgomery (860.244.1982).