OSHA | Safe + Sound Week
August 9 – 15, 2021

August 6, 2021
OSHA | Safe + Sound Week<br>August 9 – 15, 2021

Safe + Sound Week is an annual, nationwide event that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, since the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970 was passed, the rate of worker deaths and reported injuries in the United States has decreased by more than 60 percent in the past four decades. However, every year, more than 5,000 workers are still killed on the job, and more than 3.6 million suffer a serious job-related injury or illness.

Serious job-related injuries and illnesses hurt workers and their families, but they can also hurt business. Implementing a safety and health program can help businesses:

  • Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
  • Improve compliance with laws and regulations
  • Reduce costs, including significant reductions in workers' compensation premiums
  • Engage workers
  • Enhance social responsibility goals
  • Increase productivity and enhance overall business operations

To learn more about Safe + Sound Week, visit OSHA’s webpage: https://www.osha.gov/safeandsound

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Credit to: OSHA