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Safe + Sound Week to return Aug. 13-19

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Washington — OSHA, the National Safety Council, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and NIOSH are among the safety organizations that will team up for the second annual Safe + Sound Week, set for Aug. 13-19.

The nationwide endeavor is designed to promote awareness and understanding of workplace safety and health programs. Employers are encouraged to host events promoting the cornerstones of safety and health programs: management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing workplace hazards.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 2.9 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses among private-sector U.S. employees were reported in 2016. Fatal workplace injuries exceeded 5,000, reaching their highest level since 2008.

Other participating organizers include the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR).

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