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IDFA Partners with OSHA on Safe + Sound Week

Aug 08, 2018

IDFA is strengthening its relationship with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) through a new partnership involving OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week campaign, a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value and importance of proactive workplace safety programs. The campaign, which will run August 13-19, 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.

“Many IDFA member firms have an impressive track record for going above and beyond to provide a safe and productive work environment,” 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 for dairy companies to share safety success stories and renew our commitment to continuous improvement in workplace safety.”

IDFA is currently working with OSHA officials on additional opportunities to collaborate, providing members with more workplace safety resources and continuing a dialogue on the unique steps the industry takes to ensure a safe working environment for its employees.

Safe + Sound Campaign

As a campaign partner, IDFA plans to participate on social media using @dairyidfa and the campaign’s hashtag #SafeandSound. Throughout the week, IDFA will showcase the 53 recipients of its 2018 Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards and Achievement Certificates, as well as share messages from participating member companies.

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.

View IDFA’s partner listing here.

For more information, contact Danielle Quist, IDFA senior director of regulatory affairs and counsel and staff lead for the association’s Environmental and Worker Safety Committee, at dquist@idfa.org.

 
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