Safe & Sound Preview - OSHA's Safety and Health Program Guidelines & Campaign
Region 2 VPP Sites:
"OSHA will release our new Safety and Health Program Guidelines on Tuesday, October 18th, at the National Safety Council’s National Safety Congress & Expo. At that time we will also launch the Safe & Sound Campaign, which is designed to promote the adoption of a Safety and Health Program in all workplaces. Attached is a statement that we hope you can sign, expressing your support that every workplace in America can and should develop, implement, and maintain a safety and health program. OSHA is encouraging the use of any of the existing program models with the core principles of management leadership, worker participation, and a proactive approach for finding and fixing workplace hazards (e.g. OSHA’s, NSC’s, ANSI’s, OHSAS, etc.). Please review the attached statement and let us know if your company is willing to sign and support the statement by emailing Heather Martin. If so, we will add your company name/logo to our Campaign website that will launch to the public on October 18th.
The Guidelines, including a separate version for the Construction Industry, and accompanying resources are tools will be available on OSHA’s website following the announcement on October 18th. There are many ways that you can help us raise awareness about Safety and Health Programs, whether or not you are able to sign on to the campaign. Here are a few ways:
1. Review the attached “Menu of Activities” of ideas for activities that you can do, with varying levels of effort and resources. A little bit goes a long way, and we are here to help throughout the process. Let us know if you have other ideas!
2. Tweet/Post/Blog/Write etc. about Safety and Health Programs. Follow OSHA’s new Twitter account, @DOL_OSHA, to retweet and amplify messages- especially on October 18th! Use the ways you normally communicate with your networks.
3. Add the “Safe and Sound” logo to your website as a widget that links back to OSHA’s campaign webpage when it goes live on October 18th.
4. Contact OSHA if you are interested in developing a case study that describes your safety and health program or specific aspects of it, so you can continue leading the way and helping others in your industry."
(This is shared from an email sent to the Region 2 VPP Sites from Richard F. Brown, CSP, CFPS, VPP Manager, US DOL OSHA)