What is Safe + Sound Week?
OSHA has designated August 15-19, 2022 as Safe + Sound Week. It’s held each August to recognize workplace safety and health programs and to create awareness for worker safety, and OSHA provides a wide variety of resources, social media tools and other information to help you celebrate.
The Safe + Sound effort is focused on encouraging workplaces to have a safety and health program. It says that your program needs to have three main goals: Worker Participation, Management Leadership and a process for Finding and Fixing Hazards. OSHA provides a wide variety of resources on its Safe + Sound website for each one of these areas to help you reach this goal. These tools are available all throughout the year. The Safe + Sound Week is an opportunity to highlight the successes you have been able to accomplish, and at the very least, give you a way to promote safety to your company and to the public.
Below is a list of tools available both to help you bring awareness during Safe + Sound week, and to help you strengthen your program throughout the year.
Resources: Safe + Sound Week
OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week website gives you a wide variety of resources to help plan, promote and celebrate Safe + Sound Week to your employees and to the public.
Some of these resources include:
- Register your company nationally as a participant and see who else from your state is participating
- Examples of workplace events and activities to have at your facility
- Shareable logos and badges
- Social media toolkits and photo and content frames
- Safety and Health Matters to Me thought bubbles for employees to complete
- Banners for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
- Virtual meeting (Zoom) backgrounds
- Shareable images that can be used for posters, bulletin board posts, or inclusion in your safety newsletters
Resources: Strengthening Your Program Throughout the Year
OSHA’s Safe + Sound campaign website offers a number of educational flyers and guidance documents to help you strengthen your program throughout the year. Some of these include:
- Free webinars
- OSHA Safety and Health Program Recommended Practices manual
- ASSP Guidance Manual: Keep Your People Safe in Smaller Organizations
- Guidance documents and ideas
- Worker participation worksheets and Better Safety Conversations worksheet
- Leadership worksheets and challenge activities
- Management safety pledge
- Find and fix hazard identification tools
Certificate of Completion
If your company would like to participate in Safe + Sound Week, you can sign up at https://www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek/. Your company will be added to the list of participating companies for your state. Afterwards, you can download a certificate and a virtual challenge coin to recognize your organization.