Safe + Sound WeekPosted on Aug 1, 2023 in Main
Join businesses around the country in pledging your commitment to workplace safety and health. This year Safe + Sound Week will focus on mental health.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of worker deaths and reported injuries in the United States has decreased by more than 60 percent in the past four decades since the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act was passed. However, every year, more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job (a rate of 14 per day), and more than 3.6 million suffer a serious job-related injury or illness.
Serious job-related injuries or illnesses don’t just hurt workers and their families but can hurt business in a variety of ways. Implementing a safety and health program, however, can improve small- and medium-sized businesses’ safety and health performance, save money, and improve competitiveness.
The benefits of participating in Safe + Sound Week include:
- Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
- Improved compliance with laws and regulations
- Reduced costs, including significant reductions in workers’ compensation premiums
- Engaged workers
- Enhanced social responsibility goals
- Increased productivity and enhance overall business operations
Join businesses around the country in pledging your commitment to workplace safety and health
For more information, visit OSHA.gov on how to plan and promote events and activities at your organization.
Participants can take the Safe + Sound Week pledge and sign up for Safe + Sound Week at https://www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek.