OSHA has been sponsoring an annual Safe + Sound Campaign for several years to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs, which can help employers and workers identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness. While the rate of worker deaths and reported injuries in the US has decreased by more than 60% since the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act was passed, more than 5,000 workers are killed and more than 3.6 million suffer a serious job-related injury or illness every year, according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics data. It’s clear that we all have more work to do.
The Safe + Sound Campaign culminates each year with a week in August focused on recognizing the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offering information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe. Anyone can participate in this year’s SAFE + SOUND Week from August 10-16, 2020, by initiating, improving or highlighting their workplace safety and health programs.
The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is providing information and resources on workplace safety and health each week leading up to SAFE + SOUND Week to encourage participation and help employers and workers develop and/or improve their safety and health programs.