U.S. Department of Labor Kicks Off Safe + Sound Week on August 12
August 12, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is joining businesses and organizations nationwide to recognize the importance and successes of workplace safety and health programs during Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 12-18, 2019.
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. Learn more about how to help plan and promote safety and health plans.