August 10, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications
U.S. Department of Labor Encourages Employers
To Mark National Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 10-16, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages America's workplaces to commit to workplace safety and health by participating in Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 10-16, 2020.
Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event that recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe.
In 2019, more than 3,300 businesses helped raise awareness about workers' safety and health. Successful safety and health programs can identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness.
Participating in Safe + Sound Week is simple. Organizations of any size or in any industry looking for an opportunity to show their commitment to safety can participate. Start by visiting www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek for more information, resources, and tools to help plan and promote safety events.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to help ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
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