Safe & Sound
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, simultaneously introduced the Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs, and launched OSHA’s Safe & Sound Campaign at the National Safety Council’s National Safety Congress & Expo in Anaheim, California.
The Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs is the result of a long overdue review and revision of the voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines OSHA first published in 1989, to assist employers in the prevention of work related injuries and illnesses through the development and implementation of effective workplace safety and health management systems. The new Recommended Practices are posted on OSHA’s website at https://www.osha.gov/shpguidelines.
The Safe & Sound Campaign is designed to promote the adoption of a Safety and Health Program in all workplaces. OSHA encourages employers to use any of the existing program models (OSHA’s, National Safety Council’s, ANSI’s, etc.) with the core principles of management leadership, employee participation, safety and health training, and a proactive approach for finding and fixing workplace hazards. Additionally, employers are encouraged to sign a statement, expressing their support that every workplace in America can and should develop, implement, and maintain an effective safety and health program. For those companies who sign and support the statement, OSHA will add their company name/logo to the Campaign website. More information on the campaign can be obtained at http://www.osha.gov/shpcampaign.
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