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Safe + Sound Week 2018 to be held August 13-19
The second annual Safe + Sound Week will be held Aug. 13-19, 2018. The event is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs. These programs can help employers and workers identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving a company’s financial bottom line. Throughout this week, organizations are encouraged to host events and activities that showcase the core elements of an effective safety and health program, including: management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing workplace hazards. For more information and to sign-up for email updates, visit the Safe + Sound Week webpage.
If you're looking for ways to create a safety and health program in your workplace, or to update an existing program, CPWR has a variety of useful resources:
- The Foundations for Safety Leadership program (FSL) is an OSHA-30 approved training module that provides construction foremen and other lead workers with the skills and information they need to become effective safety leaders who are able create a strong jobsite safety climate. An Intro to Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) On-Demand Webinar provides background on the FSL and what it covers.
- The Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT) website and free online assessment tool gives companies and workers the opportunity to learn more about the 8 leading indicators of jobsite safety climate, take the S-CAT, and get a tailored report about their own jobsite safety climate maturity based on their answers. Learn more about the S-CAT and additional Safety Climate resources on the Tools to Improve Safety Climate On-Demand Webinar.
- CPWR's Worksheets and a Rating Tool to Help You Strengthen Jobsite Safety Climate is a workbook developed based on recommendations and input from stakeholders. These practical tools can be used by contractors to improve safety climate on their jobsites.
- An adaptation to the S-CAT for small employers (S-CATsc) is also available. The S-CATsc is designed specifically for small contractors who may not have the same amount of time and resources as larger contractors to devote to the assessment and carrying out recommendations.
- As part of the Campaign, CPWR hosted a webinar summarizing new updated to the Foundations for Safety Leadership program and the S-CATsc. The On-Demand Webinar, Tools for a Successful Workplace Safety & Health Program, can be viewed here.
- According to OSHA, a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards is a proactive, ongoing process to identify and control sources of potential injuries or illnesses. This means establishing procedures to collect and review information about known or potential hazards in the workplace, investigating the root cause of those hazards, and prioritizing hazard controls. Use CPWR's Find & Fix Factsheet to learn more about potential hazards in your workplace and access resources to help you address them.
The Safe Business + Sound Work Campaign is organized by: