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From August 10 – 16, Safe + Sound Week will bring attention to the importance of workplace safety and health programs for preventing employee injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. The annual event encourages participation to help businesses get started with new safety programs or to revitalize existing ones. Company safety programs protect workers’ lives and prevent costly injuries that can hurt your bottom line.

Washington State safety and health rules require employers to develop, supervise, and enforce a safety program that is effective in practice. Despite this requirement, the lack of a company safety program continues to be the top safety violation for trucking companies in the Evergreen State. Safety programs that go beyond basic compliance feature management commitment, hazard identification and assessment, hazard prevention and control, safety training and education, and program evaluation. If you need to create a new safety program or want to improve your current one, then get started with these resources from OSHA and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

Participation in Safe + Sound Week is easy. Some ideas for things to do include watching a safety webinar or video, holding brief toolbox talks, lunch-n-learns, safety trivia contests, safe worker recognition awards, hazard identification walk-throughs, or a safety retreat day for evaluating workplace safety and brainstorming new ideas.

For more information and resources, please visit OSHA’s Safe + Sound website.

Keep Tucking Safe also has free training and safety program resources.

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