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Be part of Safe + Sound Week

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Washington — Raising awareness and understanding of workplace safety and health programs. That’s the goal of the fourth annual Safe + Sound Week, set to take place Aug. 10-16.

The nationwide initiative is led by OSHA, NIOSH and a number of safety organizations – including the National Safety Council – all of which are urging employers to host events outlining the importance of programs that focus on management leadership, worker participation, and finding and abating workplace hazards.

“Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line,” OSHA states. “Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started, energize an existing one or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.”


At press time, the initiative had almost 700 registrants from 47 states, six countries and two U.S. territories. Participants are encouraged to share their Safe + Sound Week efforts on social media while using the hashtag #SafeAndSoundAtWork.

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