VPPPA has partnered with OSHA, the National Safety Council, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for Safe + Sound Week June 12-18. 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 the 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--management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing workplace hazards.

The Safe + Sound Week website is now available and filled with resources to help plan events and activities during the week: June 12-18th, 2017.  Participating is easy, with three steps to get you started:

-        Step 1: Select your activities: In order to participate in Safe + Sound Week, you should plan activities and events that include at least one, but preferably all three, of the core elements of a successful safety and health program: management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing hazards. Ideas to help you brainstorm activities for each element are now available.

-        Step 2: Plan and promote your events: Planning and promoting your event can help make it a success. Event agendas, checklists, invitations, and flyers; logos, web badges, posters, banners, and decals; and materials for recruiting other participants are available now. Customizable communications including press releases, articles, and emails will be available soon. 

-        Step 3: Recognize your participation: You will be able to provide feedback about your participation in Safe + Sound Week and download  a certificate of recognition and a participant web badge following the event.

Don’t forget to let others know that you’re participating in Safe + Sound Week. Register your organization and/or events on the interactive map and share your activities on social media using #SafeAndSound.