The Occupational Safety and Health Administration next week will host “Safe + Sound Week,” an inaugural nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value and importance of proactive workplace safety programs. The campaign, which will run June 12-18, will celebrate programs that include leaders committed to continual improvement, robust worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and eliminating potential hazards in workplaces.
IDFA plans to participate on social media using the campaign’s hashtag #SafeandSound. Throughout the week, IDFA will showcase the 137 recipients of its 2016 Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards and Achievement Certificates, as well as share messages from participating member companies. IDFA's 2017 recognition awards recipients will be announced this fall.
“The dairy industry has a long track record of emphasizing the importance of safety and collaborating on ways to continually improve safety in the workplace,” said David Crowley, Senior Environmental Health and Safety Director at HP Hood LLC and chair of IDFA’s Environmental and Worker Safety Committee. “Safe + Sound Week is the perfect opportunity to share safety success stories, as well as celebrate and renew our commitments to continuous improvement in workplace safety.”
IDFA encourages member companies interested in participating in the campaign to share positive stories about successful worker safety programs and to consider planning events and activities that further workplace safety at their facilities. Companies can submit events to the nationwide listing published on OSHA.gov.
For a step-by-step guide and resources for communications and event-planning, visit “Safe + Sound Week,” on the OSHA website.
For more information, contact Emily Lyons, IDFA director of regulatory affairs and counsel and staff lead for the association’s Environmental and Worker Safety Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.