Safe+Sound: Join OSHA & NFC in Celebrating Your Safety Successes

Originally published by the following source: SBC MagazineApril 9, 2019. Updated May 1, 2019.
by Mindy Caldwell

   

The National Framers Council (NFC) is excited to once again support OSHA’s Safe+Sound Campaign in a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs as a campaign partner. Just as safety training is an ongoing process, Safe + Sound is a year-round campaign. This year’s event, scheduled for August 12-18, is designed to “celebrate the successes of businesses that have implemented safety and health programs in the workplace.”

Save the Date for Safe and Sound Week, celebrate your safety successes

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As an organization whose mission is to develop and implement best practices to help ensure framers work safely and go home safely, NFC encourages everyone to get more involved in this important initiative. “You can host an event just for your workers or host a public event to engage your community,” OSHA suggests. “After you’ve completed your events, you can download a certificate and web badge to recognize your organization and your workers.”

“Serious job-related injuries or illnesses don’t just hurt workers and their families, but can hurt business in a variety of ways,” OSHA states on the campaign website, which provides a variety of resources for participants. “Implementing a safety and health program, however, can improve small and medium-sized businesses’ safety and health performance, save money, and improve competitiveness.”

In May and June the campaign is focusing on a "Take 3 in 30 Challenge," designed to highlight management leadership as a core element of a safety program. Take the challenge!

If you haven’t already implemented a formal safety program in your company or need to revisit your training materials, NFC’s FrameSAFE program provides framer-focused resources to help you build a culture of safety on your jobsites.

Sign up here to receive OSHA's monthly newsletter on being Safe and Sound at Work! Show your commitment by sharing the save the date graphic on social media using #SafeAndSoundAtWork. Then stay tuned for more information about free Safe+Sounds webinars, additional challenges and other resources.