The second annual Safe + Sound Week will be held Aug. 13-19, 2018.

The event is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs, which can help employers and workers identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause an injury or illness, improving a company’s financial bottom line.

Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help organizations start a safety and health program or energize an existing one.

Throughout the week, organizations are encouraged to host events and activities that showcase the core elements of an effective safety and health program, including management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing workplace hazards:

  • Management leadership that commits to establishing, maintaining and continually improving the program. Managers must also provide needed resources to support the program.
  • Workers who help identify solutions for improvements. A workforce engaged in safety and health programs results in higher productivity, increased job satisfaction, and strong worker retention, which combine to increase revenues and lower turnover and recruitment costs.
  • A systematic “find and fix” approach that calls upon employers and workers alike to examine their workplaces—proactively and routinely—to identify and address hazards before an injury or illness occurs.

In order to participate in Safe + Sound Week, you should plan activities and events that include at least one, but preferably all three, of the core elements of a successful safety and health program.