August 15-21, 2022 is Safe + Sound Week, which recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs.
Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event occurring each August to recognize the successes of workplace health and safety programs and provide information and ideas for how to keep workers safe.
Successful safety and health programs can help identify and manage workplace hazards before injury or illness occurs. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help start a safety program, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize safety successes.
Any organization can participate. Last year, more than 5,300 businesses participated to raise awareness about workers' health and safety.
There are three ways to participate:
- Sign up at www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek to register.
- Identify and plan activities to promote safety at work and in the community.
- After safety events are completed, a certificate of participation can be obtained from OSHA.
Local events include:
Free Introduction to Safety and Health Management course
A free OSHA #7500 Introduction to Safety and Health Management course is offered at the UTA OSHA Education Center in Houston on Aug. 15 from 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
The training covers the effective implementation of a safety and health management system. It also addresses the four core elements of an effective safety and health management system and the issues that are critical to each element's proper management. The course is an interactive training session focusing on class discussion and workshops. Upon course completion, participants are able to evaluate, develop, and implement an effective safety and health management system for a company or business.
For more information or to register, contact uta.edu/ded/osha, [email protected] or call 866-906-9190.