2017 Safety Events - Safe + Sound Week

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Safe + Sound Week

June 12-18, 2017

New this year is Safe + Sound Week, a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of proactive occupational safety and health programs in all workplaces. As ASSE members know, effective OSH programs can help organizations identify and manage workplace risk before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Safety and health management systems are a critical best practice to ensure that OSH programs achieve significant results and lower risk exposure.

OSH management plans are what OSH professionals do, who we are at our best and how we help employers best protect workers’ lives. Standards like ANSI/ASSE Z10-2012 and OHSAS 18001 and guidelines like OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs are at their core a calling card that OSH professionals can use to start conversations with employers about safety and health management systems and to build opportunities to advance safety in specific workplaces.

For your engagement in Safe + Sound Week, here are some resources on OSH management systems from ASSE that may help you communicate their value to your organization:

How You Can Get Involved

  • Participate in Safe + Sound Week, whether launching a new program in your organization or seeking to energize an existing one.
  • Use the week as a platform to revisit key elements of your OSH management system, whether you use ANSI/ASSE Z10-2012, OHSAS 18001 or a similar scheme, or are anticipating implementing the highly anticipated ISO 45001 global standard.
  • Volunteer to engage a small business in establishing an OSH management system. You can find various resources, including sample plans, on OSHA’s website.
  • Sign up to receive e-mail updates on resources for hosting events on the Safe + Sound Week website.

To learn more about a campaign, click on the relevant box below:

Workers Memorial Day
Construction Safety Week
OSHA's National Falls Stand Down

If your workplace is considering a stand-down as part of any of these campaigns, watch this Safety 2013 presentatiion for ideas on how to make it a success.


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