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OSHA’s Safe & Sound Campaign

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its “Safe and Sound Campaign” recently, calling on employers to review their safety and health programs to protect workers, and reduce workplace injuries and deaths.

The document summarizes that employers have proven that safety and health programs reduce the numbers of injuries and illnesses, and improve their bottom line.

While there are different approaches to ensuring worker safety and health, all effective programs share three core elements:

  • Management leadership. Top management commits to establishing, maintaining and improving the program continually, and provides any necessary resources.
  • Worker participation. Employers invite workers to identify solutions. Improved worker engagement can lead to better productivity, higher job satisfaction and worker retention – lowering turnover and recruitment costs.
  • A systematic “find and fix” approach. Employers and workers examine their workplaces, proactively and routinely, to identify and address hazards before they can cause injury or illness.

Click here for more information: Safe and Sound Campaign

 

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