On-Site Consultation Programs Support Safe + Sound through Media Outreach

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Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August as part of OSHA’s Safe + Sound campaign to recognize the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offer information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe. In 2021, Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) Consultation and Alabama’s Safe State Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program (UA SafeState) sought to increase their efforts to support Safe + Sound and to raise employers’ awareness of safety and health program elements.

In 2021, MOSH Consultation developed a plan to produce six short, micro-learning videos on Safe + Sound topics, including the core elements of a safety and health program as described in OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs. The first video featured their safety training lab and instructs employers on successful practices for Conducting Self Inspections in the Workplace. Additional videos will be released on YouTube throughout 2022. After just two months, their video has over 1,000 views, expanding safety and health knowledge throughout the world.

UA SafeState supported the Safe and Sound Campaign by producing four videos on Finding and Fixing Hazards, Management Leadership Guide to Success, Management Programs Overview, and Worker Participation. These short form videos teach key characteristics of effective safety and health programs and encourage the viewers to seek additional program support from OSHA Consultation. UA SafeState consultants served as content experts and video developers for these outreach products and continually work to introduce new videos to raise awareness of the effectiveness of safety and health programs.

OSHA On-Site Consultation Program offers no-cost and confidential occupational safety and health services to small and medium-sized businesses in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several U.S. territories, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. Consultants from state agencies or universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards and how to fix them, provide advice for compliance with OSHA standards, train and educate workers, and assist in establishing and improving safety and health programs. On-Site Consultation services are separate from OSHA enforcement efforts and do not result in penalties or citations. To locate the OSHA On-Site Consultation program nearest you, call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) or visit www.osha.gov/consultation.